From Wednesday 15 October 2014 police will only be required to attend and investigate crashes if they meet one or more of three criteria:
- Where a person is killed or injured;
- Parties fail to exchange particulars;
- A driver appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Drivers involved in traffic crashes where their vehicle needs to be towed (when none of the above criteria apply) can now organise their own tow, leave the area and later report the crash to the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.
In addition drivers will no longer need to report minor collisions to police even for insurance purposes.
The new streamlined process is part of a red-tape reduction initiative to better manage crashes on NSW roads.
More information can be found in the NSW Police media release.