Hello, I have been sent an NIP 82days after the alleged speeding offence (caught on camera, 71 in a 50mph zone, first contact with the police). I am informed I can contest under the "14day rule" and so intend to write a letter BUT am I also obliged to name the driver also within the 28days? (Presumably this would admit liability?) How would you suggest I proceed. Thanks in advance for you help.
Province/Country relating to question : UK
Hi my name is XXXXX XXXXX X'X happy to help with your question today.Who was the driver on that occasion?
On what grounds were you proposing to contest the NIP?Was this hire car or your own?
NIP was sent 82days after the offence well after the 14day limit?
My own car. All details they hold for me are coirrect.
Thanks for the additional information.You can certainly REJECT the notice of intended prosecution if it was ISSUED 82 days after the date of the alleged offence. However, it cannot be rejected if it was issued within 14 days but arrived 82 days later.So when you look at the NIP, if it is dated more than 14 days after the date of the offence you should write back to the Processing Office simply stating that the NIP is time barred and is, therefore, rejected.When rejecting an NIP there is no need to identify the driver. I hope this helps.RegardsAlex
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Thanks Alex. Issue date was 82days after so I can use this.
Thanks again and best regards.
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