Leaving The Scene Of An Accident

Question:

I hit a parked car on the side of a road, I pulled in front, looked at my car so then drove off without fully assessing the scene. I then later realised I had caused some damage to my car, but still did not report it. 12 hours after the incident I then had a phone call from the police.

I am now going to court and at risk of attaining points for not driving with due care and attention, leaving the scene of an accident and not reporting an accident. Does it matter that I have just been offered a job does that make more likely for my to keep my licence? I already have 3 points.

Dominic says:

If you didn’t realise that damage had been caused then you may have a defence to any suggestion of failing to stop and report. Especially as the police contacted you within the 24 hour period within which you are allowed to report the accident.

You may not be able to defend the due care allegation but it maybe possible to get you on the driver improvement course as an alternative to prosecution and points. We have a very good success rate in that regard if you would like our help.

You are at risk of 3-9 points for the due care and attention and to advise you more clearly on that front I would need to see the Crown Prosecution Service papers.

Are you a new driver? If so you are going to have your licence revoked even if you get the minimum number of points for this. Having a new job won’t stop the magistrates from imposing the points and the DVLA automatically revoke if they do.

Come back to me if you would like my help with this matter. I maybe able to help you avoid points altogether.



About Dominic Smith

With a comprehensive knowledge of Uk motoring law, Dominic is an invaluable member of the Patterson Law team his specialist areas include; - drink-driving - failing to name driver - failing to stop - failing to report - special reasons arguments
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