||Title:||MOTOR VEHICLES INSURANCE (THIRD PARTY RISKS) ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||16||Heading:||Requirements as to production of certificate of insurance or of security||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) Any person driving a motor vehicle on a road shall, on being so required by any police officer, give his name and address and the name and address of the owner of the motor vehicle and produce his certificate, and if he fails so to do or gives a false name or address he shall be guilty of an offence:
Provided that, if the driver of a motor vehicle within 5 days after the date on which the production of his certificate was so required, produces the certificate together with the policy of insurance to which such certificate relates, in person at such police station as may have been specified by him at the time the production of the certificate was required, he shall not be convicted under this subsection of the offence of failing to produce his certificate.
(2) It shall be the duty of the owner of a motor vehicle to give such information as he may be required by or on behalf of a police officer not below the rank of inspector-
and if the owner fails to do so, he shall be guilty of an offence.
(a) as to the identity of the driver of the motor vehicle on any occasion when the driver was required under subsection (1) to produce his certificate; or
(b) for the purpose of determining whether the vehicle was or was not being driven in contravention of section 4 on any occasion when the driver was required under this section to produce his certificate,
(3) If in any case where, owing to the presence of a motor vehicle on a road, an accident occurs involving personal injury to another person, the driver of the motor vehicle does not at any time produce his certificate to a police officer or to some person who, having reasonable grounds for so doing, has required its production, the driver shall report the accident at a police station as soon as possible, and in any case within 24 hours of the occurrence of the accident and there produce his certificate, and if he fails so to do, he shall be guilty of an offence:
Provided that a person shall not be convicted under this subsection of the offence of failing to produce his certificate if, within 5 days after the occurrence of the accident, he produces the certificate in person together with the policy of insurance to which the certificate relates at such police station as may have been specified by him at the time the accident was reported.
(4) In this section, the expression "produce his certificate" (出示其證書) means produce for examination the relevant certificate of insurance or certificate of security or such other evidence that the motor vehicle is not or was not being driven in contravention of section 4 as may be prescribed. (Amended L.N. 587 of 1995)
[cf. 1930 c. 43 s. 40 U.K.]