How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Jo C. Your Own Question

Jo C.
Jo C., Barrister
Category: UK Traffic Law
Satisfied Customers: 63929
Experience:  Over 5 years in practice.
Type Your UK Traffic Law Question Here...
Jo C. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have received a “Notice of Intended Prosecution” from Thames

Customer Question

I have received a “Notice of Intended Prosecution” from Thames Valley Police stating that on a particular date and time my vehicle was alleged to have been driven in a careless manner contrary to Section 3 Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

To be perfect honestly I cannot remember what took place at the approximate date and time as mentioned in the NIP. I drive in excess of a 1000 miles every week and I’m obviously very concerned with this letter and what might be the potential outcome of this NIP.

In fact upon further analysis of the approximate date and time I wasn’t even on the stretch of Motorway stated in the NIP but the registration of the vehicle is mine and I was driving the vehicle at the stated date and time.

I have many questions as these letters are not designed to look pleasant or come across as compassionate to the recipient.

What do I do?
What will happen next?
How can I prove I was on a different part of the motorway?
How can they prove I was on the part of the motorway they are stating in the NIP?

Can you please help me by advising me on how to respond to this NIP?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Traffic Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Hi

Thank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer. My name is XX XXX I will try to help with this.

Do you have any points?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes I currently have an SP30 on my licence from 15/05/10.


I received a fixed penalty of £60 and 3 points

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Sorry for the delay.

Do you remember any form of near miss?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Jomo no need to apologise we all have busy lives!


 


To be perfectly honest with you I do remember an incident that took place which was not in the location stated on the NIP.


 


It was a rainy day and I drive a very small Peugeot 107. I was in the middle of a three lane motorway on the M4 travelling east towards the M25. There was a vehicle on my left travelling at a similar speed below 70mph but above 60mph. Behind me was a National Express Coach (empty) who was very close to me and eager to get ahead. I was travelling at around 67mph and I tapped my break peddle to warn him off to create a safer distant between his vehicle and mine. He clearly didn't take to kindly to this gesture as he flashed his full beam several times. This continued for several miles, whilst I was able to maintain a constant speed of 65/68mph, uphill and downhill, the speed of the coach varied uphill and downhill, however whenever the coach driver caught up with he continued to harass me by flashing his lights at me. Personally I didn't feel I was breaking the law or causing danger to any other road users. I also noticed the coach driver continued to drive in the same manner when another vehicle was between me and the coach.


 


Shortly before approaching my exit towards the M25 from the M4 the coach driver decided to undertake me by passing me on my left (the inside lane), pulled in front of me and braked, causing me to break and move over to the inside lane and proceed to overtake the coach and move into the middle lane. Just before my exit the coach driver moved over into the outside lane, overtook me at speed and then attempt to run me off the motorway by driving across all three lanes of the motorway including the hard shoulder and across my path. Fortunately I was driving at a sufficiently safe speed to manoeuvre my vehicle away from the path of the coach in order to avoid the coach deliberately colliding into the front of my vehicle.


 


Shortly after this I exited the M4 motorway and the coach continued on the M4 travelling east past the M25 junction.


 


The NIP states the incident took place


AT approximately 20:36 hrs on Friday 22 March 2013


AT M25, between junctions 15-16, westbound


 


However I never travelled on the M25, between junctions 15-16, westbound. I joined the M25 at junction 15 and exited at junction 13 which is in the opposite direction.


 


Should I just reply to them letting them know I was not on the M25, between junctions 15-16, westbound at the stated time or do you feel I should highlight to them everything I have mentioned above?


 

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
THIS ANSWER IS LOCKED!
You can view this answer by clicking here to Register or Login and paying $3.
If you've already paid for this answer, simply Login.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • A quick response, a succinct and helpful answer in simple English. I believe I can now confront the counter party with confidence -- worth the 30 bucks! Rick Leeds, UK
< Last | Next >
  • A quick response, a succinct and helpful answer in simple English. I believe I can now confront the counter party with confidence -- worth the 30 bucks! Rick Leeds, UK
  • I did not know a French Law service existed and I was very impressed with the speed of reply --- very professional. Many thanks! Ms. Baker Alfafar, Spain
  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie USA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Jo C.

    Barrister

    Satisfied Customers:

    3080
    Over 5 years in practice.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RE/Remus2004/2012-4-22_93111_2bigstockPortraitOfConfidentFemaleL6943985.64x64.jpg Jo C.'s Avatar

    Jo C.

    Barrister

    Satisfied Customers:

    3080
    Over 5 years in practice.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JO/Josh2010/2012-4-29_19490_GettyImages80121770B.64x64.jpg Joshua's Avatar

    Joshua

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    137
    LL.B (Hons), Higher Prof. Dip. Law & Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/venkoj/2010-02-20_133027_ben_pic.jpg Ben Jones's Avatar

    Ben Jones

    Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    30
    Solicitor with UK Traffic Law experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BU/Buachaill/2012-5-25_211156_barrister5.64x64.jpg Buachaill's Avatar

    Buachaill

    Barrister

    Satisfied Customers:

    17
    17 years experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JO/jojobi/2013-3-19_0265_maxlowryphoto.64x64.jpg Max Lowry's Avatar

    Max Lowry

    Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    12
    LLB, 10 years post qualification experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KA/Kasare/kasare.64x64.jpg Kasare's Avatar

    Kasare

    Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    12
    LLB (Hons)
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TO/touchwoodsden/2013-12-6_91518_MeforJA.64x64.jpg Stuart J's Avatar

    Stuart J

    Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    143
    PGD Law. 20 years legal profession, 6 as partner in High Street practice