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Fleet FAQ

Q:

One of our van drivers has activated a speed camera. We have been asked to give details of the driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence. Do we legally have to give this information?

A:

Yes, vehicle keepers and ‘any other person’ such as an employer are legally required to provide details of drivers if requested by the police for investigations into a suspected offence. It is, therefore, important to keep records of who drives company vehicles on a given day as it is an offence to fail to provide such details.

Directors, managers and company secretaries may themselves commit an offence if the failure to identify a driver was due to their  negligence or deliberate default.

It is a defence against conviction for failing to provide this information if it can be shown that the person in charge did not know and could not reasonably be expected to find out who was driving at the time.