Fail To Remain Charge
Drivers who are involved in a motor vehicle accident in Ontario are required by the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario to do four things:
- Remain at the scene or immediately return to the scene.
- Render all possible assistance
- Upon request, give in writing to anyone sustaining loss or injury or to any police office name, address, driver’s licence number and jurisdiction of issuance, insurance details, name and address of registered owner.
- If more than $1000.00 dollars damage or personal injury or damage to the highway, the accident must be reported to the police forthwith.
THE PENALTY FOR FAIL TO REMAIN S. 200 HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT
- A fine of not less than $400.00 dollars and not more than $2000.00 dollars;
- Imprisonment for a term of not more than 6 months or both.
- 7 demerit points
- Possible licence suspension for up to 2 years;
- Substantial insurance rate increase
Note: There is no requirement that the accused failed to remain at the scene to avoid civil or criminal responsibility to make out this charge as there is in s. 252 of the Criminal Code charge.