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To refuse to take 3 points on my licence for speeding when I wasn't the driver

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hmc Wed 16-Jan-13 20:14:21

....because that's called perverting the course of justice and if found out it attracts a custodial sentence

I have a clean licence. They have a lot of points and need to drive for their job

scurryfunge Wed 16-Jan-13 20:15:32

Who is asking you to this?

hmc Wed 16-Jan-13 20:15:57


nennypops Wed 16-Jan-13 20:16:05

YANBU. People who lie about these things tend to get found out, and as you say it just makes it much, much worse for both of you.

Boomboomboomboom Wed 16-Jan-13 20:16:33

YNBU. Do not do it. Speeder needs to suck it up, and if it takes them over 12 points they can make a hardship plea to try and keep their license.

StuffezLaBouche Wed 16-Jan-13 20:16:37

Er no. Don't take them. And it's fairly dickish to ask someone to ask you to, tbh.

hmc Wed 16-Jan-13 20:16:38

(as in husband) - might not be recognisable without the d in front!

Catchingmockingbirds Wed 16-Jan-13 20:16:46

Has someone asked you to pretend you were driving when they were actually doing the driving and was speeding?

If so yanbu. If they need their car for work they shouldn't have been speeding in the first place.

Zavi Wed 16-Jan-13 20:16:55


Refuse to do it. Its against the law for you to do so. About time the other person started taking responsibility for their actions.

scurryfunge Wed 16-Jan-13 20:17:15

Don't do it. The true driver has to take the consequences. It will attract a far greater problem if found out.

hmc Wed 16-Jan-13 20:17:22

Apparently I am an 'unsupportive wife'

ilovesooty Wed 16-Jan-13 20:17:25

Don't do it. It's both illegal and totally immoral. Your husband shouldn't even be asking you to do this.

bureni Wed 16-Jan-13 20:18:08

Was the car yours and if so who was driving at the time of the offence? If the offence was caught by a speed camera you can request to see a picture of the car and the driver taken by the camera but it is also an offence not to tell who was actually driving the car.

hmc Wed 16-Jan-13 20:18:21

Tell me about it! I agree!

VBisme Wed 16-Jan-13 20:18:29

You'll get into trouble if you try - they can usually tell the difference bwteen a male and female driver.........

scurryfunge Wed 16-Jan-13 20:18:49

Point out that you couldn't be any less supportive whilst you are in prison.

EasilyBored Wed 16-Jan-13 20:18:58

He's a dick for even asking. Plus, they take photos, and I'd imagine it would be pretty obvious who was driving.

hmc Wed 16-Jan-13 20:19:27

I'm not budging. I won't do it.

It's his car, I was the passenger. 79 on a dual carriageway (bit harsh - hardly boy racer, but still a speeding offence)

ilovesooty Wed 16-Jan-13 20:20:22

Good for you. What a dick he is.

hmc Wed 16-Jan-13 20:20:31

Don't worry I am not contemplating it - I just intend to show him this thread so that he can see he is being unreasonable and get off my case

LauriesFairyonthetreeeatsCake Wed 16-Jan-13 20:21:39

Depends. I would for dh if be got them all at going through a 30 at 36. He's a bit dozy but doesn't speed much.

I'm not going to lose our house, his job for 3 points.

HeathRobinson Wed 16-Jan-13 20:21:41

YANBU. I wouldn't do it.

FelicityWasSanta Wed 16-Jan-13 20:22:42

Wow. This sort of pressure is not an every day situation.... Is he always this much of an arse?

landofsoapandglory Wed 16-Jan-13 20:23:21


Has he got lots of points because he continues to speed? Will he only stop once they ban him from driving for a while?

hmc Wed 16-Jan-13 20:24:31

This will put him onto 9 points, and he will drop back down to 6 in March when an old 3 points expire. He drives around 40,000 miles a year so argues that he will be caught again. His previous speeding offences have all been pretty marginal in fairness - but he will just need to set his cruise control to 70 /40/30 (whatever is relevant) and not derogate from that. It's tough on him but its not my fault and I am not breaking the law to get him out of it

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