Ban and hefty bill for father and son
Road Safety Support (RSS) assisted in the case of a father and son who were banned from driving and handed a £4000 court bill after attempting to avoid 15 speeding offences.
Danny Bibby and his son Daley worked together to try and avoid taking responsibility for the offences by failing to provide accurate driver details.
Andrew Perry, prosecuting, told the court the duo, aged 63 and 27, registered their Volkswagen Golf to a foreign man they claimed to be real. They failed to admit either of them were driving when the car was caught speeding between August 2014 and January 2015.
Notices to identify the driver responsible for the offences which incurred a total of 90 points were initially sent to the address of the ‘registered keeper’ at Buckles Lane, South Ockendon.
When they were returned with claims that the driver wasn’t known at the address, officers visited the address and found the same Volkswagen parked outside the Bibby’s address nearby.
Further investigations revealed both Danny and Daley Bibby had at times over the six month period been named on the insurance policy for the car.
Yet when documents to identify the driver were sent to either of them, they either failed to respond or named the ‘registered keeper’ as the driver.
After detailed investigations the men, both of Swaley Way, South Ockendon, were summonsed to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Monday, November 16, 2015.
They denied failing to provide driver details but were convicted.
Danny Bibby was given 42 points on his licence for 7 speeding offences and disqualified for six months. He was also ordered to pay a fine of £200 for each offence totalling £1,400 as well as costs of £387.
Daley Bibby was given 48 points on his licence for eight speeding offences and disqualified for 12 months and fined £1,700. He was ordered to pay costs of £387.
The points will remain on the men’s licences for a period of three years.
Adam Pipe, Casualty Reduction Manager, said: “Danny and Daley Bibby claimed that the ‘registered keeper’ of the vehicle was a real man who had left his car at their address for them to repair before selling it to them and disappearing when he was unable to pair the bill for the repairs.
“Danny claimed he was unable to respond to the notifications he had received in the post because he was unable to read and write and Daley attempted to justify his lack of response by claiming he had gone travelling for two months.
“The magistrate saw through their tricks and lies and accepted that the duo had either invented a fictitious registered keeper or had repeatedly failed to supply accurate information to the police.
“People that receive documentation from the police service in relation to traffic offences must comply. Any attempt to forgot about it or deter or obstruct the course of justice is unacceptable. Our officers will catch up with you and put you before the courts.”