Both of these driving offences are very serious and are often misunderstood.
If you have had a driving accident then you must stop at the scene whether it was your fault or not.
You must converse with the other drivers involved and exchange contact and insurance details, whether or not there was any collision.
If you fail to stop after an accident for whatever reason then you must report the accident as soon as you can and give details of why you were not able to stop. Even if you have a perfectly good reason for leaving the scene and not exchanging details it is still likely that you will be charged and have to appear in court.
If you hit a road sign, lamppost or even a tree then you should still report the accident to the police.
If you have been charged with Failing to report an accident and are due to appear in court, please contact a solicitor and get specialist legal advice. Please use our solicitor search to find a solicitor near you.