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374 PDFTitle:Road Traffic OrdinanceGazette Number:E.R. 2 of 2012
Section:56Heading:Duty to stop in case of accidentsVersion Date:02/08/2012

(1) Where, owing to the presence of a vehicle on a road, an accident occurs whereby-

    (a) personal injury is caused to a person other than the driver of that vehicle; or
    (b) damage is caused to-
        (i) a vehicle other than that vehicle or a trailer drawn thereby;
        (ii) an animal other than an animal in or on that vehicle or a trailer drawn thereby; or
        (iii) any other thing not being in or on that vehicle or a trailer drawn thereby,
    the driver of that vehicle shall stop.
(2) In the case of any such accident, the driver of the vehicle shall, if required, give to any police officer or to any person having reasonable grounds for so requiring the following particulars-
    (a) his name and address;
    (b) the name and address of the owner of the vehicle; and
    (c) the registration or identification mark or number of the vehicle. [cf. 1972 c. 20 s. 25(2) U.K.]
(2A) If, in the case of an accident referred to in subsection (1)(b), the driver of the vehicle for any reason does not give the particulars mentioned in subsection (2), he shall report the accident in person at the nearest police station or to any police officer as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than 24 hours after the accident. (Added 66 of 1984 s. 7)
(3) If the accident involves injury to any person including the driver, the driver shall report the accident in person at the nearest police station or to any police officer as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than 24 hours after the accident, unless the driver is incapable of doing so by reason of injuries sustained by him in the accident. [cf. 1972 c. 20 s. 25(3) U.K.]
(4) In this section animal(動物) means any horse, cattle, ass, mule, sheep, pig or goat. [cf. 1972 c. 20 s. 25(4) U.K.]
(5) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable to a fine of $10000 and to imprisonment for 12 months.
(6) A person who contravenes subsection (2), (2A) or (3) or who knowingly makes a false statement in supplying particulars under subsection (2) commits an offence and is liable to a fine of $15000 and to imprisonment for 6 months.
(Amended 66 of 1984 s. 8)