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Duty to provide information

35 Duty to provide information

(1) The driver, person in charge or owner of a motor vehicle involved in an accident out of which personal injury arises must, at the request of the insurer of a vehicle involved in the accident, provide any information about the accident that the insurer may reasonably require within 1 month after receiving the request.
(2) A person must not, without reasonable excuse, fail to comply with a request for information under subsection (1) .
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.
(3) A person asked to provide information under subsection (1) has a reasonable excuse for not complying with the request if the information would tend to incriminate the person.
(4) A person, if not the driver, owner, or person in charge of the motor vehicle insured by the insurer asking for information, need not comply with the request unless it was made with the agreement of the insurer of the motor vehicle.
(5) An insurer who asks for information under this section must disclose fully in the request the nature of the insurer’s interest in the motor vehicle accident.

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