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If it is a speed camera that has flashed you, you will receive a notice of intended prosecution/conditional offer, on the back of it there will be several options.

There is a section, which states that if you were not the driver then you must provide details of the driver. Failure to provide these details could result in a fine.

There is a statutory duty on all keepers of motor vehicles to be able to provide details of who has been driving the vehicle and keeping records is obviously the easiest way of doing this.

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