Police To Reduce Minor Accident Call-outs
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George RCMP Municipal Traffic Services is asking the motoring public to help reduce the number of unnecessary police call-outs to minor collisions.
Police say they are called out to several accidents each day but their attendance isn’t required at some of those events and they would like to see the drivers involved recording the necessary information and clearing the area themselves. The Traffic Services Section will only be responding to serious collisions that involve serious injury or death, crime or public safety.
They also provide some tips on how what to do if you’re involved in a minor collision. First off, keep a notepad and pen in your vehicle. Next, move your vehicle off the road and put your hazard flasher on. Exchange information with the other driver(s) including make, model and colour of the vehicle, licence plate number, name and driver’s licence number, and time, location and road and weather conditions at the time of the accident.
Also, if you have a camera take pictures of your damage, their damage and the scene.
To report a collision to ICBC at any time, any day of the week, call 1-800-910-4222 or you can report to them online at www.icbc.com