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2. Duty to give particulars

As already discussed above, sections 56(1) and 56(2) of the Road Traffic Ordinance (Cap.374 of the Laws of Hong Kong) impose a duty to give particulars in the case of accidents involving another vehicle or anything.  Such particulars include the driver’s name and address, the vehicle owner’s name and address, and the vehicle’s registration mark.  It should also be noted that this duty is imposed on the driver personally.  Therefore, the driver cannot leave the scene and just ask a passenger of the vehicle to give the necessary particulars.

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