[TPS] – Media advisory, Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 10 a.m., Toronto North Collision Reporting Centre 113 Toryork Drive, “Come See the C.R.C.”‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media Advisory, Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 10 a.m., Toronto North Collision Reporting Centre 113 Toryork Drive, “Come See the C.R.C.”

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 – 5:00 AM
Traffic Services

On Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at 10 a.m., the Toronto Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police would like to invite the media to tour and interview at the Toronto North Collision Reporting Centre.

This will be a great opportunity to gain valuable media information and footage, prior to the first major snowfall.

It can be next-to-impossible to offer this assistance to the media with the centre handling upwards of 200 vehicle investigations on an extreme weather day.

Find out:

1) What are Collision Reporting Centers?
2) What is the law on reporting a collision under the Highway Traffic Act?
3) Are there dangers with trying to settle the collision privately?
4) Do you have to report to the collision to the police?

Officers will be on hand to answer questions and provide some examples of what $1,000 of vehicle damage may look like.

Meet our community partners:

Accident Support Services International Limited, who are on site to facilitate an active partnership between police and the insurance industry in post-collision events.

Toronto Police Service Traffic Services and its community partner CAA South Central Ontario will also be on hand to promote safety, with the CAA “Stranded Driver” pocket guide and winter driving safety tips.

A Collision Reporting Centre is a facility created to help motorists report motor vehicle collisions. This service is currently available in a number of urban centers. No fees are charged.

Some exceptions to attending a Collision Reporting Centre:

1) Collisions involving injury or death
2) Criminal activity involved in collisions (e.g., impaired driving, stolen vehicle, assault)
3) Collisions involving a person who is uninsured or is a suspended driver
4) Collisions involving vehicles transporting dangerous goods

Without exception, towed vehicles must go directly to a Collision Reporting Centre.

Find out more by attending the Media day event, “Come See the C.R.C.”

Traffic Services is dedicated to ensuring the safe and orderly movement of traffic within the City of Toronto. Stay informed with what’s happening on Twitter, Facebook Fan Page, Facebook Group and on Blog

Constable Tony Vella, Corporate Communications, for Constable Hugh Smith, Traffic Services


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