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In what situations must I answer police questions?
There are certain situations where one must answer police questions and it is always good to know which questions you have to answer and which questions you can stay silent on.
The most common questions that you should always answer relate to when you are driving any sort of vehicle. The following are scenarios where you should always be forthcoming with the police. If you’re not, they have the power to impose at least a fine or provide you with a Court Attendance Notice;
You have to give police your name and address (and provide your licence) if you are driving or accompanying a learner driver.
If you were involved in a traffic accident you have to give your name and address to the other driver involved. You also have to give that information and other details about the accident to the police.
If you own, or are responsible for a vehicle, you have to give police the name and address of the driver of a vehicle if it is alleged that they committed a traffic offence.
Other situations where you should answer questions from police regarding your identification are as follows:
It is always a good idea to answer these questions to avoid an incident unnecessarily escalating.
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