A conviction will lead to your licence being endorsed or a ban
Failing to Stop after an Accident
This driving offence occurs when a road traffic accident (RTA) has occurred and the driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene of the accident or they do not exchange or provide their details.
The driver of the vehicle need only stop if he knows or should have known that a road traffic accident has taken place. Evidence of this could be a loud bang or movement of the car. If it is proven, the motorist must then prove that on the balance of probabilities that he was unaware of the accident and so did not stop.
Failing to Report an Accident
The driver of a motor vehicle involved in a road traffic accident (RTA) and has not stopped to exchange details then has a duty to report the accident to the Police within 24 hours. The 24 hour time period begins from the time of the alleged incident.
It is not a requirement for the driver to report the road traffic accident to the Police, if they have stopped after the accident and exchanged details with the other motorist. A report of the matter to the Police needs to be made in person rather than a telephone call.
A fine not exceeding £5,000 and/or six months imprisonment, endorsement on your driving licence between 5-10 penalty points and/or a discretionary disqualification from driving.
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