ADDRESSES FOR SERVICE

The Road Traffic Act 1988 s.172 did not create a duty, as such, on a registered keeper of a vehicle to make sure that he was available at the registered address to receive communications such as notices of intended prosecution; rather, a failure to be so available was simply a factor which might make it very difficult, if not impossible, for a registered keeper to discharge the burden on him of proving a defence under s.172(7)(b), particularly if that defence was that it was not reasonably practicable to comply with the notice because it was never delivered to the registered address.

[2011] EWHC 934 (Admin)