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Could we also generate a template for a post-crash situation for riders to keep in their saddle bag? At the very least, should an accident be fatal, the rider will have emergency information ready. I believe this should be vital practice for all riders:
I'd be happy to compile it myself using the following details, let me know thoughts:
Date of Birth:
Post Crash Instructions:
1. Stop in a safe place
2. Call an Ambulance for anyone who is injured
3. Phone the Police
At this time, the Police do not care about who was at fault so prepare to remain calm and tell them clearly your recollection of the event. Be careful with your words. If its a minor accident it can be reported at a Police station later in the day.
Document Contact Information of any witnesses including Rego, Name and Phone Number:
Time of Incident:
Swap your details:
Make, model and colour of the Motor Vehicles involved
Capture as many photos of the above details including the context of the accident as possible. Video is preferred.
Local Police in most states: 131 444
Hopefully a rider would never have to use this, but a lot of things can be forgotten after an accident. Worst case scenario, you take this straight to the police after the crash to document the accident.
Well I went ahead and made a document anyway.
For those that want it:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KoC ... oyQgs/edit
I'm about to file a report for the February 13 left hook, and was wondering whether you guys put your contact number in the letter or do you leave it off to force a written response?
"People have a right to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Evidence must be located, not created, and opinions not backed by evidence cannot be given much weight." -- James W Loewen
increased risk of no response IMO. Make it easier for them to get back to you, not harder.
Absolutely, put all contact details. Then when the front desk droid fails to forward a written and printed statement to the investigating officer you can drop them in it. That's what happened to me (see SA forum topics) when a bus driver tried it on. Police officer rang me to 'come in and I'll take a statement' and I said 'But you've got the one I handed in at the time, yeah?'
How long should it take for police to do there job once a complaint has been made?
It has been a few months since I put in a complaint and I have heard nothing.
Emailed him once, no reply.
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