NYPD expands non-collision initiative to save police resources

The NYPD is expanding its non-collision pilot initiative to save police resources, meaning car crashes that only result in property damage are not required to be reported to police.

News 12 Staff

Apr 4, 2020, 2:23 AM

Updated 1,515 days ago

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The NYPD is expanding its non-collision pilot initiative to save police resources, meaning car crashes that only result in property damage are not required to be reported to police.

The initiative started last year on Staten Island and because of its success, it will now be expanded citywide.

Taking coronavirus into consideration and new challenges the NYPD faces, the department determined now is the right time.
Drivers who find themselves in this situation are responsible for exchanging information such as their driver license, insurance and registration.
They must also file a report of motor vehicle accident with the DMV, which is an MV104 form, if property damage is more than $1,000 to any of the cars.

"These are unprecedented times and this citywide expansion will enable officers to respond to critical safety related calls faster, while also saving New Yorkers time. In life or death situations, a matter of seconds can make all the difference. This expansion is also contact limiting which will help to keep the men and women of the NYPD -- and the New Yorkers they serve -- safe," said Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.

The NYPD consulted with other police departments across the country, such as the LAPD in Los Angeles which has implemented this policy since 1998.
The citywide expansion begins Monday.
 


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