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NIP Details and Circumstances
What is the name of the Constabulary? -
Date of the offence: - January 2008
Date of the NIP: - 7 days after the offence
Date you received the NIP: - 8 days after the offence
Location of offence (exact location as it appears on the NIP: important): - Station Road Telford (G), GB08 Ketley
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? -
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 - Recieved NIP on the date shown, did not recognise road, there was two of us driving the car over the period of 3 hours between the time mentioned. We both do not recall who was driving at all.

Okay guys, my overall thoughts are to send a letter to the CPS requesting photos to help identify the driver in this situation...

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)? - Yes
Did the first NIP arrive within 14 days? - Yes
Although you are the Registered Keeper, were you also the keeper of the vehicle concerned (the person normally responsible for it) at the time of the alleged offence? - Yes
Were you driving? - Unsure
Do you know who was driving? - Unsure who was driving
- No

NIP Wizard Recommendation
Based on these responses the Wizard suggested that this course of action should be considered:

Generated by the PePiPoo NIP Wizard v3.3.2: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 23:20:33 +0000
The Rookie
You need to exhaust reasonable dillignece in trying to ID the driver...
Write and ask for photo's that may ID the driver
Check mobile bills/card receipts, anything that could help

As you were both in the car this makes your case easier...

Once you have done all the above write another letter letter (which will then become evidence in your favour), in it tell them WHO the possible drivers were and give all the details they want for each (DOB, licence number etc), tell them WHY you can't remember, and list WHAT you have done, listing checking things like mobile bills, card receipts, diaries asking colleagues/friends (give details) etc. Also ask the scammers what other actions they can suggest, don’t expect a reply, but it all helps.

Unable to ID is a valid defence in law (if reasonable diligence can be shown to have been exercised) but the scammers don't like it as it looses them £60 and they really, really, want to clamp down on it, its sad but the honest but unprepared defendant is much more likely to be found guilty than a dishonest but prepared one! So make sure you are both (honest and prepared that is).

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