How to Deal With a Road Traffic Accident


More and more motorists are staging deliberate accidents so that they can claim money back on car insurance.
In simple terms, scammers are crashing for cash.

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What details should you give or receive after a accident?

Insurance, address, telephone number?
Should the police be called?

If you are not sure then read on! If as a driver, you are involved in a road accident and one or more of the following occurs:- You must:- Note:- Reporting the accident to the police by telephone is not sufficient.

You are obliged to do these things not only when you are directly involved in an accident, but also if your vehicle's presence was a factor.

Failure to comply with these obligations can mean two offences are being committed:- The penalties for each offence include a maximum fine of £5000 and 5-10 penalty points.
The courts can also disqualify for each offence.

Even if there was no personal injury, if someone holds you responsible for the accident they have the right to request your insurance details

Failure to provide that information without a reasonable excuse is also an offence.

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