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CDR_Glock
06-17-2012, 21:53
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.

Rick

Mas Ayoob
06-18-2012, 05:08
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.

best,
Mas

CDR_Glock
06-18-2012, 08:37
Thanks, Mas.

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