By: Simon B
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Leaving the scene of an accident
If your car is involved in an unfortunate accident, you have to stop unless no damage or injury occurred. You must stop if a person or an animal (apart from a cat) is injured or another car or property, such as a fence, wall, hedge, street signs, or buildings, is damaged. It would be advisable to call the police in any scenario.
You must stop long enough for other people involved to take your details. You have to give your name, address, vehicle registration number, and the details of the car’s owner (if that’s not you). You don’t have to give other motorists your insurance details or your driving licence, but it’s only reasonable to give details of your insurance company and to get insurance details of the other drivers involved so that the case can be resolved by the insurers.
If you don’t stop, you can be charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident; failing to report an accident; and failing to give your particulars, all of which can result in your licence being endorsed.