Failure to give information as to identity of driver (6 penalty points)
This is usually referred to as a section 172, named after the section in the Road Traffic Act 1988. Over 1 million speeding and red light offences are captured on roadside cameras every year. There are over 4000 fixed and mobile cameras on urban roads, major roads and Motorways. When the camera detects a car speeding or going through a red light this triggers a largely automated process resulting in a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) being sent to the registered keeper. The NIP is accompanied by a section 172 which is a legal requirement to identify the driver. The required information is usually provided on a form on the reverse of the NIP which the keeper is obliged to complete with details of the driver and return to the Ticket Office.