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If you are the first person at the scene of a collision, stop away from the collision in a safe location. Offer assistance if possible, and protect the scene with flashing hazard lights and warning triangles so that other vehicles do not become involved. If it is necessary to notify the police or emergency medical services, be as accurate as you can, especially about the condition of any injured people and the location of the collision.
If you are involved in a collision, give assistance where you can, protect the scene, and notify emergency assistance if needed.
- Exchange names, contact information and insurance details with the other driver(s) involved.
- Record the names and contact information of all witnesses.
- Do not discuss who was at fault.
- Record the time, location, weather and any other details that may be important.
- Notify your insurance company as soon as possible.
You are required to report all collisions to the police or local law enforcement if:
- anyone has been injured
- anyone has been killed
- overall damage exceeds $2,000
- if police are called to the scene, all drivers must remain
If you damage any traffic control device, a parking meter or any public property, you must report this to the police immediately, even if the damages are less than $2,000.
You must notify the owner of an unattended vehicle of any damage caused through a collision. If you are unable to locate the owner, you must securely attach your name, address, driver's licence number, vehicle plate number and phone number to the damaged vehicle.