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caravelle
I have complied with a NIP and as a result the police are asking for further information. I am a motor trader and during a test drive with a prospective customer (whom was polish) we got flashed. I asked him at the time for his details which he gave me just in case I got a notice. I then sent this back with his details. I have now received a further letter which states. please provide full details of driver including date and time of arrival in the UK, method of transport, and any additional insurance to cover the above use. Do I have to respond to this? With the exchange rate with the euro at quite a low and the fact that I sell specialist vehicles that are sort after in the EU and else where in the world I'm getting more and more requests from non UK citizens.
Teufel
it is in your interets to comply as you are require to give such information as yo can to identify
the driver else you may yourself be prosecuted

why would you want to withhold anything ?

provided you have sufficnet info on the driver to satisfy your own insuers you should be safe

gfewster
QUOTE (Teufel @ Wed, 18 Feb 2009 - 14:05) *
it is in your interets to comply as you are require to give such information as yo can to identify
the driver else you may yourself be prosecuted

why would you want to withhold anything ?

provided you have sufficnet info on the driver to satisfy your own insuers you should be safe


I'm sure caravelle would love to comply with their request, but he can hardly be expected to know when this person arrived in the UK or their method of transport, can he?

Probably worth sending them a copy of your insurance certificate seeing as they've asked about it.
The Rookie
I suspect he has a stock letter they use for all 'foreign driver' responces, so caravelle should reply, explaining the circumstances as he has here, and providing a copy of his trader insurance I would suggest.

Simon
caravelle
thanks for the replys, i'll send a copy of my insurance but i'm not imigration control and we have free borders so I don't think i'm in te wrong for not knowing this information
Teufel
yes you dont need to kwno all tose detaiols but if you dont knwo enogh to comply
with your insurance you may be in trouble

if your insurers let random unnamed strangers drive your cars then golly !
jobo
QUOTE (Teufel @ Thu, 19 Feb 2009 - 15:24) *
yes you dont need to kwno all tose detaiols but if you dont knwo enogh to comply
with your insurance you may be in trouble

if your insurers let random unnamed strangers drive your cars then golly !


thats what trade insurance with demo does , it alolows random strangers to drive if your with them
The Rookie
QUOTE (caravelle @ Thu, 19 Feb 2009 - 14:14) *
thanks for the replys, i'll send a copy of my insurance but i'm not imigration control and we have free borders so I don't think i'm in te wrong for not knowing this information


I agree, but its worth putting in the letter (making life easier for you in the long run) that you are a trader (proof being trader policy) and therefore have no personal knowledge (or way of getting that knowledge) of the drivers travel plans.

Simon
caravelle
Thanks again, and yes we can have any driver over 18 drive our vehicles as long as the policy holder is in the vehicle. I have read more on this forum and the alledged offence was 19/01/2009 and the notice sent on the 04/02/2009, received 06/02/2009 so it looks like they sent it late anyway?
Pete D
It depends when DVLA were informed of the traders status on the vehicle, they may have even sent a NIP to the previous owner. Pete D
The Rookie
A late NIP is not a defence to the S172 charge you may well face anyway.

Simon
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