High­way Traf­fic Act am­mended

New rules for reporting dam­age

The Compass - - NEWS -

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.

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