Glasgow company fined £800 for failure to provide driver's details
A Glasgow company failed to attend court last week after being reported to the Procurator Fiscal under the terms of Road Traffic Act 1988, Section 172. A vehicle registered to the company had been recorded as speeding through the average speed camera site on Mill Street, Rutherglen. The company had been contacted by the Safety Camera Unit and failed to provide details of the driver of the vehicle.
As a result of this the company were cited for court and failed to attend or send legal representation. The court held a trial in their absence and they were found guilty and fined £800.
Under section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, it is the responsibility of the registered keeper to know who is driving the vehicle at all times. If you fail to supply this information you will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.
PC Hendry, who was in court for the outcome stated; “The driver of the vehicle activated cameras at a location with a known history of collisions and issues with speeding. One of the main aims of the Safety Camera Programme is to reduce these incidents and to assist with this we require companies to help us identify speeding drivers. This is a legal obligation and hopefully this decision sends a clear message to companies that it is their responsibility to know who was driving their vehicles at all time.”
For more details of penalties and legal requirements please see the Questions and Answers section of the website http://www.safetycameras.gov.scot/question-and-answers/