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I was at traffic lights and someone ran into the back of me. It was a slight shunt. We both got out. She seemed OK and there didnt appear to be any damage. Neither of us asked for details. I got back into my car, and then after the lights changed drove off. I informed my insurance company the following day, who informed me that a whiplash and car damage claim had been submitted. I then received a letter from GMP saying an alleged offence had taken place...failing to stop, failing to give details and driving without due care and attention. I filled in the form to confirm that I was the driver, and am dealing through my insurance comoany. They are coming to take a staement and plan to fight the icivil claim, but obviously I' concerned about any possible police action I have not had an accident for over ten years, and have never had an issue like this - I though I was being considerate in not going after the other person for hitting my car!
yes, section 172
yes iI was
The document doesn't say it is a Notice of Intention to Presecute. It just says it is a request for information. I've just popped into the local police station and they have confirmed it's not a Notice of Intenton...their view was that considering the circumstances they didnt think there was a case to answer, but it is a different force that sent me the letter...and of course anything with the word POLICE written on it makes you concerned...
I returned the form by recorded delivery the next day
Is 'driving without care and attention' what you termed careless driving?