The law about driving offence and car accidents can be complex. A car accident could involve disputes about who is at fault, amount of damage caused and one person seeking to claim the cost of the accident from another person.
This could result in a court case.
If police believe you have committed a traffic offence, you may receive a fine or get charged and have to go to court. Sometimes a traffic offence can mean you lose your licence, or that police can take your car or number plates.