Failing To Stop Report

“I think I may lose my driving licence as I’ve been charged with failing to stop after an accident”

What exactly constitutes a reportable motoring accident? Many people simply don’t realise that any accident, regardless of injury being sustained, which involves another person or their property, must be reported either to that person, or to the police.

And that includes the supermarket car park scrape as well as the serious, injury-causing collision. Regardless of the scale of the incident, failure to stop and report an accident will result in a penalty of between 5 and 10 points. There is also a chance that you could be disqualified for the offence itself.

Challenging a fail to stop charge typically revolves around the driver not being aware that an incident had occurred, but the legal implications of such a defending such a charge are quite complex and should be undertaken only with the support of qualified legal advice; the ultimate penalty for a hit and run incident is a custodial one.

To ensure you get the best advice if you are facing a charge of failing to stop and report an accident, your first action must be to speak to one of our road traffic lawyers who will discuss the circumstances of your case, advise you on your defence options and provide expert representation when the time comes.

Call 01282 433 241 or email us