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You have been sent a notice of intention to prosecute and a request for information in respect of an alleged offence of speeding or contravening a red light traffic signal.
In ALL cases a notice of intention to prosecute will have been served on the registered keeper of the vehicle within 14 days of the date of the alleged offence. If you have received a notice outside this period you are a nominated driver and required by law to respond to the s172 request for driver information within 28 days.
If you were the driver of the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence and this notice is addressed to you, please complete Section A, including your driving licence number and your date of birth.
If you do not provide ALL the detail requested this may prevent us from being able to offer you a diversionary course or a fixed penalty, and you may receive a summons.
Have a look at the example below, you should complete all these areas as shown by the guidance arrows.
The completed document must be returned within the specified timescale and a pre paid envelope is enclosed for your reply.
Failure to complete any part of the required details and return the notice could result in court proceedings.
If any of your details need to be amended or changed, then also complete Section C with the changes .
As the recipient of the notice, you are required to provide sufficient information as to the driver/owner/hirer of the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence.
Once logged in, please use the 'Nominate' option above to notify us of the driver/owner/hirer of this vehicle.
Such requests for information may be made of any person believed to have information, which is in their power to give, which in turn may lead to the driver at the time of the alleged offence being identified.
DO NOT PASS THE FORM TO THE PERSON YOU ARE NOMINATING AS THE DRIVER. Please use the nomination section for you reply.
Under the requirements of Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 you are required to provide the information requested within 28days. If you fail to comply with this requirement you shall be guilty of an offence. On conviction, this offence carries a maximum fine of £1000 and a mandatory 6-point endorsement.
It is the responsibility of the vehicle keeper to provide details of the driver at the time of the alleged offence. If you are not the vehicle keeper you must provide any information which is in your power to give which may lead to the identification of the driver.
Please be advised, simply saying you do not know who was driving is not sufficient and any reasons for failing to supply the information above must be provided in detail with any documentary evidence available.
You are expected to do everything in your power to give this information and make diligent enquiries and the decision will ultimately be for the courts to make as to the information or lack of information supplied.
Yes, login to this website. You will find tabs above providing you with the detail relevant to your offence.
PLEASE NOTE the photographic evidence may not assist you to identify the driver. The prime purpose of the photograph is to show the location of the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence. As the recipient of the notice you are required to provide the information requested.
On this site you will also be able to view details of the site location.
In ALL cases a notice of intention to prosecute will have been served on the registered keeper of the vehicle within 14 days of the date of the alleged offence. If you have received a notice outside this period you are a nominated driver and required by law to respond to the s172 request for driver information within the timescales indicated.
Yes. Any information should be forwarded with the completed 172 notice to the Central Ticket Office.
A conditional offer of fixed penalty provides you with the opportunity to finalise this alleged offence.
This offer is an alternative to having the matter dealt with in court by way of a summons. To accept the conditional offer, please refer to your original document for full instructions. A self-addressed envelope was enclosed with your offer to assist you. Please note you will need to place a stamp on this envelope.
Yes, your old style driving licence will be accepted if it is issued by the DVLA. You are invited to visit the DVLA (Driving Vehicle Licensing Agency) website by using this link www.dvla.gov.uk for any further information regarding driving licences.
This consists of a plastic card licence containing your photograph and an A4 paper counterpart. If you are the holder of a DVLA licence consisting of a photo card and paper counterpart, both parts must be submitted together and must also have the same issue number. If you have lost either part of your licence then your licence is incomplete and you will need to apply for a replacement.
If the additional penalty points for this offence results in your total current points being 12 or more on your driving licence then the fixed penalty procedure may not be available to you and you will receive a summons in due course.
If it is the case that you are currently disqualified from driving then you are unsuitable to be dealt with by way of a fixed penalty and the matter will have to be dealt with by way of court proceeding. Please inform Greater Manchester Police in writing of this fact to:_
Central Ticket Office
If you have misplaced your driving licence, to obtain a replacement you should contact the DVLA on 0300 790 6801 or visit their website www.dvla.gov.uk and follow the instructions on line, or obtain a form from your local post office. The fees for any licence replacement are shown on the website and on any documentation issued by the post office.
You are reminded that you have 28 days to accept this conditional offer.
You will need to apply for the missing part of your driving licence, as one part of the licence is invalid without the other. Please contact the DVLA on 0300 790 6801 or visit their website www.dvla.gov.uk or obtain a form to apply for a replacement part of your licence from your local post office.
What should I do if my name/address details have changed but my DVLA issued driving licence has not yet been updated?
If your name does not match the name on your licence the fixed penalty process will not be available to you. You will need to apply for your details on your licence to be updated. Please contact the DVLA on 0300 790 6801 or visit their website www.dvla.gov.uk for further information
If the address details on your licence need updating you can still accept the Fixed Penalty. However, you should advise the Courts of the correct address that you wish your licence to be returned to. Once the points have been endorsed you are required by Section 99(4) of the RTA 1988 to surrender the licence to the DVLA so that your correct address can be updated.
Yes, the courts will accept both methods of payment, made payable to HMCTS. However, you should read the full instructions on your conditional offer to ensure that all the terms have been complied with.
You should refer to the Conditional Offer that you have received for instructions on how to make a payment by credit or debit card. The document will have the most up to date information regarding how to make a payment.