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[NIP Wizard] Late Issue Date on NIP
post Wed, 6 Dec 2017 - 16:37
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NIP Details and Circumstances
What is the name of the Constabulary? -
Date of the offence: - November 2017
Date of the NIP: - 22 days after the offence
Date you received the NIP: - 35 days after the offence
Location of offence (exact location as it appears on the NIP: important): - a357 Church Hill, Templecombe, S Som. United Kingdom
Was the NIP addressed to you? - Yes
Was the NIP sent by first class post, second class or recorded delivery? - First
If your are not the Registered Keeper, what is your relationship to the vehicle? - Company Car
How many current points do you have? - 0
Provide a description of events (if you know what happened) telling us as much about the incident as possible - some things that may seem trivial to you may be important, so don't leave anything out. Please do not post personal details for obvious reasons - I was caught doing 28 in a 20. I'm not disputing this, however the NIP was sent to my company with an issue date of 23/11/17 and then addressed to me on 4/12/17.

Do I have grounds to dispute this as the original notice was served 22 days after the offence?

NIP Wizard Responses
These were the responses used by the Wizard to arrive at its recommendation:
Have you received a NIP? - Yes
Are you the Registered Keeper of the vehicle concerned (is your name and address on the V5/V5C)? - No
Is the NIP addressed to you personally? - Yes
Although you are not the Registered Keeper, were you the keeper of the vehicle concerned (the person normally responsible for it) at the time of the alleged offence? - Yes
Were you driving? - Yes
Which country did the alleged offence take place in? - England

NIP Wizard Recommendation
Based on these responses the Wizard suggested that this course of action should be considered:
  • The law requires you to provide the information requested in the Section 172 notice within the 28 day period, naming yourself as the driver. If you are considering obtaining formal legal advice, do so before returning the notice.

    You should note that there is nothing to be gained by responding any earlier than you have to at any stage of the process. You are likely to receive a Conditional Offer of a Fixed Penalty (COFP) and further reminder(s). If you want to continue the fight, you should ignore all correspondence from the police until you receive a summons. You need to understand from the outset that while you will receive much help and support from members on the forums, you will need to put time and effort into fighting your case and ultimately be prepared to stand up in court to defend yourself.

Generated by the PePiPoo NIP Wizard v3.3.2: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:37:11 +0000
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post Wed, 6 Dec 2017 - 16:37
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post Wed, 6 Dec 2017 - 16:41
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The law requires that a NIP is served on the RK within 14 days (subject to certain statutory exceptions which may or may not apply). Most company vehicles are leased, and the RK is the lease company, or a finance company - but not the employer.

This post has been edited by andy_foster: Wed, 6 Dec 2017 - 16:44


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I didn't think of that Andy.
Thanks - I think I'll just take the workshop and keep my head down....
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