Lying about who was driving your vehicle at the time of an alleged offence is a very serious crime. If you are dishonest when providing information relating to a driving offence you could face charges of perjury and even be sent to prison.

In a recent case a 52 year old woman from Aylesbury has lied about who was driving her vehicle when it was caught speeding on two separate occasions.

Angela Banks’ vehicle, a Citroen C5, was twice caught speeding at 35mph by a speed camera in an area with a 30mph speed limit in 2012.

To avoid penalty points on her licence, and driving convictions for speeding, Mrs Banks told the police that she was not driving the vehicle at that time. Police were informed that the driver was a relative of Mrs Bank’s who was visiting from Spain and had already returned.

Evidence that this was untrue surfaced during investigations and she has now been found guilty of two counts of perjury. Her case is scheduled for the beginning of April at Oxford Crown Court.

speed-cameraA judge has warned her that she will likely face a prison sentence for her actions.

A speeding conviction of this nature would usually result in a £100 fine and 3 penalty points on your driver’s license. The penalty for the speeding offence is not the only financial impact on the driver, though, as insurance for drivers with speeding convictions can be expensive.

Insurance for convicted drivers with multiple offences endorsed on their license can be even more costly. This will definitely be a contributing factor as to why some people try to outwit the law when they are facing a driving conviction.

The investigating officers from this case have warned people not to take this route as they will not hesitate to prosecute people found to be providing false information.

If you have driving convictions from speeding or other offences, we will be able to help you find a reasonably priced convicted driver insurance policy today.