Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby find_bruce » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:35 pm

Dave, I had the same problem, but a PM to Oxford & to one of the always friendly mods and the link should work again - at least it does for me.

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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby Shpox » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:51 pm

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:

Your Name:
Date of Birth:
Emergency Contact:
Address:
Blood Type:

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:
Name
Telephone Number
Address
Registration Number
Make, model and colour of the Motor Vehicles involved
License Number
Insurance Company

Photos:
Capture as many photos of the above details including the context of the accident as possible. Video is preferred.

Phone Numbers:
______________
Emergency: 000
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.
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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby Shpox » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:35 am

Well I went ahead and made a document anyway.

For those that want it:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KoC ... oyQgs/edit
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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby trailgumby » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:23 am

Quick question.

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?
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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby find_bruce » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:34 am

I included a contact number in case the officer wanted to clarify anything.

N=1 &as I only dropped it off on Friday, I don't have a response as yet
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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby im_no_pro » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:10 pm

trailgumby wrote:Quick question.

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?


increased risk of no response IMO. Make it easier for them to get back to you, not harder.
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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby rustychisel » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:14 pm

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?'

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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby ozzymac » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:35 pm

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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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby rustychisel » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:40 pm

how long is a piece of string.

I'd be onto them after 2 weeks, then 1 week, then once per day...
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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:59 am

Quick query for you guys, when submitting multiple complaints via the template do you submit one copy of the main letterhead and then refer to the multiple complaints as attachments, or do you submit one copy of the whole document for each report?

Cheers guys and safe cycling!
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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby find_bruce » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:00 pm

FuzzyDropbear wrote:Quick query for you guys, when submitting multiple complaints via the template do you submit one copy of the main letterhead and then refer to the multiple complaints as attachments, or do you submit one copy of the whole document for each report?

Cheers guys and safe cycling!

I would recommend doing each report separately - if the drivers are charged there will need to be a separate file & no point giving the driver the heads up about other offenders
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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby trailgumby » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:26 pm

Definitely separate reports. Your report will be a discoverable docoment.

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Re: Template for Reporting Incidents to Police

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:53 pm

No worries, thanks guys, I had thought about the separate files but didn't know if the police would split the one letter into incidents or not.

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