Failing to Remain at the Scene of an Accident
This is the most serious of all the charges under the Traffic Safety Act, and is commonly called a "hit and run". A driver who has been involved in an accident is required to remain there, or return quickly. If you have been involved in an accident with another person, you should call the police immediately. You are also required to offer assistance to anyone who is injured. If you hit an unattended vehicle, you need to stop and either locate or notify the owner of the vehicle and provide them with your details. By failing to remain at the scene of a collision, you are risking being charged under the Traffic Safety Act and, depending on the situation, the Criminal Code of Canada. If it can be proven you fled the scene to avoid criminal or civil liability, the penalties will be much more severe.
What are the penalties?
- A fine of up to $2300
- 7 demerit points
- Possibly up to 6 months in prison under the Traffic Safety Act
- Up to 5 years in prison under the Criminal Code of Canada
What should you do?
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