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Can anyone assist? I've received a NIP from Central Operations at Met Police asking for the name and address of the driver of the car alleged to have been driving at 37mph in a 30mph, is this hopeless? Any advice is appreciated
NIP date 24th June Date of alleged offence 14th June
What sort of assistance do you want?

If you know the driver, the alleged speed is correct and the NIP arrived within 14 days then it's virtually game-over. An awareness course will be offered to avoid the points.
NIP Details and Circumstances
What is the name of the Constabulary? -
Date of the offence: - June 2013
Date of the NIP: - 10 days after the offence
Date you received the NIP: - 11 days after the offence
Location of offence (exact location as it appears on the NIP: important): - Limehouse Link Tunnel E/B E14
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? - 6
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 - Entered the tunnel was flashed,

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? - 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: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:08:08 +0000

Does it matter that the official section is not signed by the sender?
You need to send the reply naming yourself this week if you don't want to risk it arriving late

Keep a copy and get a receipt from the post office when you send it.

As you're on six points already, you don't want to turn a probable course offer into a six points S172 offence
QUOTE (Knutmaster @ Tue, 16 Jul 2013 - 09:12) *
Does it matter that the official section is not signed by the sender?

Almost certainly not - tell us more.
The Rookie
Note what it says under where the signature would be and then tell us if you think it matters..........
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