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Old 12-28-2013, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Default Metro to stop responding to minor traffic accidents

Saw this on the news last night:

Metro police to stop responding to minor accidents - Las Vegas MyNews3 - KSNV

Talk about a boon for lawyers and insurance companies! Without a police report, it's up to the individuals to prove fault..
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:07 PM
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It's like that in many cities now. You just need to take pictures of the accident scene and make sure you get the other driver's information. In my city you can file a police report online.
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I guess immediately after a minor fender bender, take pictures of damage, take picture of all vehicles(plates) involved, call insurance company and exchange personal info. In worst case scenarios, see if one could obtain surveillance traffic video.(most all intersections have cameras)

I have done this in the past for a VERY minor fender bender. Myself and the other driver involved agreed that we both didn't care enough about our vehicles enough to call the police or file a report. Worked out perfect.

For brand new vehicles under full coverage insurance, I don't think this would work well. Maybe it could, not sure.
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I'm just thinking without a police report, fault will be difficult to prove, especially with insurance companies not wanting to pay for anything. I see Metro's side, with 25,000+ accidents per year (that's over 68 accidents PER DAY). But now you'll get the lawyers involved more. I can see the billboards now - Unhurt in an accident? Let us prove fault!
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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A couple of my co-workers have dash cams in their vehicles or on their motorcycle helmet for hobbies. I just received one from this past Christmas. Maybe it will turn into a necessity now.
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:38 PM
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Location: Las Vegas
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S*^$!!! Guess I'm going to go back to driving sub $1,000 pos cars again.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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Yeah this has been going on in many states for a while now...
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:44 PM
 
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They won't respond to the fender bender but what about the fight? You at some accidents fist will be flying.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:55 PM
 
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The alternative is for them to give careless driving tickets to everyone in incidents where fault is not crystal clear. They basically pay for the service through issued tickets in many jurisdictions so be careful what you ask for.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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Rofl they don't respond to anything really. What do we even have police for except for giving us traffic citations? They basically serve no purpose and have reached the point that they can simply be referred to as revenuers. Even if they do show up to make an arrest the arrested person will be out on bond before the officer can finish his report. Then when that person shows to court they will likely be given a minimal amount of community service and 1 year unsupervised probation if anything at all.

So basically next time you get pulled over just reverse gently into the cruiser. After that you can just dismiss the officer on the spot because it's become a minor accident and they don't deal with those. Excellent.
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