Francis v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 23 Mar 2004

The defendant appealed against his conviction for having failed to identify the driver of a car caught speeding by a camera. He was the registered keeper. He completed and returned the form, but did not sign it. The statute imposed no explicit obligation to sign it. He also said that since he was already suspected of an offence, the form should have contained a caution under PACE.
Held: The appeal failed.


Lord Justice Kennedy Mr Justice Mackay


[2004] EWHC 591 (Admin)




Road Traffic Act 1988 172(3), Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 12(1), Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

Road Traffic

Updated: 10 June 2022; Ref: scu.194839