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Failing To Stop Or Report An Accident

The Offence

If you are involved in an accident behind the wheel of your vehicle, resulting in personal injury to another person or damage to any vehicle or property belonging to another, you must by law stop and exchange details. If this is not possible for any reason, you must report the accident to the police as soon as practicable, and in any case within 24 hours. Additionally, for accidents involving personal injury, you must provide your certificate of insurance.

Failing to stop or report an accident is a criminal offence.

If you were genuinely unaware that you had been involved in an accident this can amount to a defence and you should seek expert advice as soon as possible.

 

Penalties

Offences of failing to stop or report an accident can be dealt with by way of a fine, points and discretionary disqualification

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