You weren’t driving the vehicle but you know who was

The law requires the person or company who owns the vehicle to provide the identity of the driver; if you fail to do so there will be a court hearing where you will have to explain why you’re not able to identify them.

It’s an offence to fail to provide driver details. A conviction will mean six penalty points will be added to your licence.

Once you’ve sent us the details of the driver we'll send a notice to them. Once they’ve received the notice it’s for them to respond to it.

If the driver is from another country you are required by law to have insurance for that person to drive your vehicle. They are not covered by an insurance policy issued in another country. You will need to include a copy of your insurance to show that they are covered to drive your vehicle on the date of the offence.

If you let someone drive your vehicle without insurance you could be prosecuted for ‘permitting no insurance’.

You weren’t driving the vehicle and you don’t know who was

The law requires the person or company who owns the vehicle to provide the identity of the driver; if you fail to do so there will be a court hearing where you will have to explain why you’re not able to identify them.

It’s an offence to fail to provide driver details. A conviction will mean six penalty points will be added to your licence.

Mistaken vehicle identity

If a mistake has occurred and the offence has not been committed by you or someone driving your vehicle, you must contact the speed camera team. You just need:

  • the date of the incident
  • reference number from your letter/notice
  • registration number of the vehicle involved
  • location of the incident
Contact the speed camera team

Disputing camera equipment efficacy

All enforcement cameras are calibrated in accordance with manufacturers and Home Office guidelines.

If you wish to contest the offence on these grounds, you have the right to refer your case to a Magistrate’s Court.

The police would then provide the camera calibration certificate and offence evidence in court.

If you ignore the letter/notice

If you do not respond to the letter/notice within 28 days your case will be referred to court because you failed to provide the information you were asked for.

It’s an offence to fail to provide driver details. A conviction will mean six penalty points will be added to your licence and you could be fined.

If you want to appeal and go to court

If you want to appeal you have to go through the court, not the police.

You need to complete part one, two or three on the notice to identify either yourself or someone else as the driver. Failure to do this is an offence in itself.

Once we receive this information from you we’ll send you a letter explaining the options available to you, including how to appeal.

If you choose to appeal you need to be aware that if the court finds you guilty of the offence they can:

  • give you more than three points on your licence
  • increase the penalty fine
  • charge you for the court costs