Leaving the Scene of an Accident

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

Penalty: 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. Read more about it here.