Failing to stop at or report an accident

Motor offences for individuals

Commonly referred to as hit and run cases, both failing to stop after an accident and to report it to the police within 24 hours are considered serious offences, which can result in 10 penalty points, disqualification and imprisonment.

You can be considered to have failed to stop if you have stopped, but not provided enough details.

Anyone who fails to stop at the scene of an accident must report it in person to the police within 24 hours. There is no need to report the accident if you stopped and provided details at the time of the incident.

As disqualification is at the discretion of the court, seeking specialist legal advice is vital to help ensure conviction doesn’t mean losing your licence.

To find out more about how we can help you, please contact us.

Supervising Partner, Road Traffic Officer

Basildon