a friend of mine who asked to borrow my van to move some stuff and he is a foreing in this country, and i lend it to him all i know its his name and his address is abroad in africa which he told me he was leaving that was 2 days after he borrowed the van, and the van is insured to be driven by any driver who is at the age of 25 or over and he is in his 30s, a week later i have recived the NIP and when i asked his where about i managed to get his contacts and his phone number back home and i called him to let him know what has happened, he has informed me he dont remember going through that road, and i cant say whether he is telling the truth or not but i know and am 100% i was no driving that day as i went to visit my mother who is not well.so i realy dont know what to do i have his address in africa and his full name and telephone number, and the camera i went to have a look it took the picture of the rear of the van as its a gatso...i doubt it it will prove who was driving but i am sure its him and he is no longer in this country..any suggestions would be appriciated thank you
Requires you to provide the Police with details of the person who was driving your vehicle at the time of the alleged offence.
If you do not do so, you may be prosecuted for an offence yourself, and the penalty can be worse than that for the speeding offence.
The camera image doesn't have to identify the driver - that's for you to do. If you have this man's full name and address, provide it to the Police - never mind what the man in Africa says about whether he drove past the camera or not.
Be very careful on how you deal with this matter. Contact the establishment (Metropolitan Police!)that sent the letter to you, and provide them with the information that you consider is true. Do this as an urgency, because there is a time limit.
I would also check that your insurance is for 'any driver' because this is not always the case, and you could be involved with 'other offences', if all is not correct.
Some cameras nowadays are extremely good, and may well show a drivers image.