Are passengers required to give details and if so what section of the law and how many have been charged/convicted.
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Dear Ministry of Justice,
My enquiry is in relation to how many people have been charged and or convicted with failing to give details as a passenger of a vehicle.
Could you also address also whether the passenger of a vehicle is legally obligated to give their details as a passenger.
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Kia ora John,
Thank you for contacting the Ministry of Justice.
We acknowledge receipt of your request for information regarding the
number of people charged and/or convicted with failing to give details as
a passenger of a vehicle.
Unfortunately, as the information is not held by the Ministry and we have
no grounds for believing it is held by another agency or Minister, we must
decline your request under section 18(g) of the Official Information Act
1982 (the Act).
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