If you have been charged with careless driving [S3 Road Traffic Act 1988] then you will require a solicitor to get you the best possible outcome.
Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 170: Duty of driver to stop, report accident and give information or documents
If a car is involved in an accident which causes damage to another car, animal* or property, the driver must stop, provide his name and address and that of the owner of the car, to anyone affected by the incident who requests it. If the driver fails to do this, he must report the accident to the police within twenty four hours.
*horse, cattle, ass, mule, sheep, pig, goat or dog
The penalties can include discretionary disqualification, and a mandatory endorsement of the licence between 5 and 10 points.
How We Can Help
A client was acquitted after trial when it was proven that she was unable to stop or report the accident within twenty four hours.