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After a car accident you must stop and exchange details with the other driver or drivers.
Under NSW Road Rules, drivers involved in an accident must stop at the scene of the accident and give their details to the following people, where possible:
If you had an accident with another car, you should ask the other driver to show you their driver licence. Look at the back of the licence, to see if they have a new address.
Under NSW Road Rules, you must exchange some details. These include:
It is an offence to not exchange details.
You should also find out and write down:
When you are talking to the other driver, you should not admit that the accident was your fault as this may affect any claim on your insurance.
If the other driver did not give you their details, there are other ways you can find out this information. You can:
For more information on getting the other driver's details, see Identifying the other party.
If you have a court case related to your accident, you can apply for a subpoena to get the other driver’s details.
For more information, see Subpoenas.