Highway Traffic Act ammended
New rules for reporting damage
There’s been an amendment of the Provincial Highway Act regarding the rules for reporting property damage as the result of traffic collisions.
The amount of reportable total property damage has been increased from $1,000 to $2,000. This amendment came into effect Monday March 10, the RCMP advised in a press release today.
The RCMP responds to all motor vehicle collisions when a death occurs, there are injuries, a pedestrian or cyclist is involved, a road hazard exists, cargo or goods carried are vulnerable to pilfering and efforts are necessary to safeguard them pending arrangements by owners.
Otherwise the drivers shall exchange information and file a report to the nearest police office immediately.
Any collisions where a driver is suspected to be impaired by drugs or alcohol or committed a criminal offence should be reported to the police immediately, the RCMP said.