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Failing To Stop / Report

The below section requires a driver to stop his motor vehicle if the motor vehicle has been involved in an accident which has caused injury to another person or animal, damage to another vehicle or damage to roadside property.

The recommended maximum sentence and the section this offence, failing to stop and report an accident, is charged under is as follows: -

Section 170(4) Road Traffic Act 1988

disqualification (court discretion) or 10 penalty points, Band C fine to 26 weeks imprisonment

There is then a duty to give your name address and other information to any person who has reasonable grounds to request such information. In the event that the driver has not given his details at the scene he must report the accident at a police station or to a police constable as soon as reasonably practicable, failing that within 24 hours.

Failure to do so is a criminal offence that carries a fine and up to 6 months imprisonment. The offence also carries 5 to 10 penalty points or a disqualification from driving.

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