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Failure To Produce Driving Documents

It is an offence if you fail to produce the necessary documentation when requested by a Police Officer. Documents you will need to provide are valid Driving Licence, Insurance and MOT certificate. Failing to produce your driving documents to the police is an offence and can lead to a maximum fine of £5,000 and 8 points on your driving licence.

You are allowed 7 days to produce the documents at a Police Station or if it’s not reasonable to produce them before you may show them on the day that proceedings start.

Consequences Of Failing To Produce

The consequences for failing to produce driving documents vary. Driving without insurance is treated very seriously in court. Cases which involve commercial vehicles, the employer is usually responsible for insuring it. As a result, both the company and the owner can be liable for prosecution.

If you are caught driving whilst you are still disqualified can have a number of consequences such as prison sentence, community service, curfew order, a fine and even an extension of the disqualification. The maximum fine for having no tax or MOT is £1,000. No points will be given for this offence. If you are driving without a licence you can be fined up to £1,000 and can receive between 3 and 6 penalty points.
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