What if my friend does not make any police report? And in the event that if the taxi driver make a police report?
Then while the police will still investigate going off the taxi's report, the taxi's report may be skewed to favor their version. Also, whoever files a complaint first will naturally seem more trustworthy. Ergo, it is in your friend's interest to file first, to "stop" the other party from being first, making your friend seem more trustworthy and increasing the likelihood that the police will find in his favor. Will the compound be in the form of fine of penalties or court order?
Penalty - financial.Will it lead to imprisonment if my friend plead guilty upon court hearing?
Highly unlikely unless a party was severely hurt and severe disregard for the rules of the road
was found to have happened.In your professional knowledge, is there anyway for the taxi driver to locate my friend just with the car number plate?
I am afraid so. If there is a license plate number, then either party can trace that number. So they can find your friend if needed.
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