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Duty to inform: As a passenger

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by CDR_Glock, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock

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    Mas

    Sometimes my wife may be driving, and I'm carrying. I'll be in the passenger's seat. In states that have a Duty to Inform, does that apply to the person being pulled over? Or does it apply to the passengers, too? If there is a car accident and a policeman reports to the scene, is there a duty to inform, or only if you're the one who committed the traffic violation?

    I was just curious.

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  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    You'll want to check with the given jurisdiction, but I'd be inclined to err on the side of caution and inform. The officer is making contact with you as a witness to the accident, and most such laws are written in terms of making contact with the officer, not necessarily just being behind the steering wheel.

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  3. CDR_Glock

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    Thanks, Mas.

    That is how I was going to approach it. It could become a bad situation for any carrier, not to disclose.