—(1) When it is alleged or suspected that a road vehicle has been used in the commission of a scheduled offence or that any scheduled offence has been committed in respect of any road vehicle or any article found in any road vehicle or on any person found therein, or that a road vehicle has been used to convey persons to the scene where a scheduled offence has been committed, or that a road vehicle has been used for the escape or to facilitate the escape of any person from the scene of a scheduled offence —
the owner of the road vehicle shall give such information as may be required by any police officer as to the identity and the address, driving licence number and identity card number of the person who was in control of or driving the road vehicle on any specified occasion; and
any other person who was or should have been in control of that road vehicle shall if required as aforesaid give any information which it is in his power to give and which may lead to the identification of the driver.
(2) No person shall be held to be guilty of a contravention of subsection (1) if he satisfies the court —
that he did not know and could not with reasonable diligence have ascertained the information required; or
that owing to circumstances over which he had no control it was impossible for him to give before the date on which he was charged with such contravention the information required of him.
(3) Notwithstanding anything in any other written law any information given under this section by any person charged with any offence under this Act or with any scheduled offence may be used in evidence at the hearing of the charge.