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Road traffic collisions

What should I do in the event of a road traffic collision in the City of London?

If you are involved in a collision the City of London, which causes damage or injury to any other person, vehicle, animal or property, you MUST

  • stop
  • give your own and the vehicle owner’s name and address, and the registration number of the vehicle, to anyone having reasonable grounds for requiring them
  • if you do not give your name and address at the time of the collision, report it to the police as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case within 24 hours

[Law RTA 1988 sect 170]

If another person is injured and you do not produce your insurance certificate at the time of the crash to a police officer or to anyone having reasonable grounds to request it, you MUST

  • report it to the police as soon as possible and in any case within 24 hours
  • produce your insurance certificate for the police within seven days

[Law RTA 1988 sect 170]

HORT/1 Notice

This notice is issued to drivers when a police officer has requested to see driving documents and the driver does not have them.

The notice is issued:

  • Following a collision or when a non-endorsable offence has been committed
  • If your vehicle has a defect​
  • As a way of checking that a driver holds correct and valid documents.
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Notifications