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Toronto police won’t respond to minor crashes starting Tuesday

Carl Hanstke | posted Tuesday, Mar 22nd, 2016

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Toronto police are changing the way they respond to minor crashes, including those that result in injuries.

Starting Tuesday, police will no longer respond to minor collisions that have minor injuries or no injuries at all.

Last year, police responded to almost 64,000 collisions and almost 70 per cent of them were minor fender-benders.

Police say this move will allow officers to focus on more serious calls.

“We can’t keep up with the current rate of collisions that are increasing year over year, with the sheer number of vehicles that are coming into the city, and the sheer number of pedestrians that are using our roadways,” Const. Clint Stibbe told 680 NEWS on Tuesday.

Drivers involved in minor crashes will have to go to a collision reporting centre.

However, officers will still respond if the minor collision involved involves criminal offences, drugs or alcohol, or pedestrians and cyclists.

Comments

  • Katherine Taylor says:

    Please explain to me how WE as citizens are supposed to legally determine if there is alcohol or drugs involved with the other driver without invading their personal space???? This is ridiculous!

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