VPD Traffic Accidents

Updated: 3/06/2013 11:11 pm

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VPD Traffic Accidents

While you'll be seeing more DPS troopers during spring break, after the holiday you might be seeing fewer police officers responding to some accidents in Victoria. That's because VPD is scaling down one of its lesser duties, to make officers more focused on serious emergencies.

Chief J.J. Craig went into of City Council Tuesday with a proposal that could change the way accidents are handle. He presented a change in procedure for how police will deal with non-injury minor motor vehicle traffic accidents. It would mean that officers would not need to be called to the scene of a minor accident, where there are no injuries involves, where vehicles can be moved easily and information can be exchanged between both drivers.

Another, criteria is that both drivers must have valid information such as current drivers license and proof of insurance. According to stats, each year approximately 12 thousand calls are made regarding minor accidents. Chief Craig said this number is quite high and unnecessary. Chief Craig further explained that in some of these cases a police investigation is not needed and citations are not issued and that a police officer is not useful.

However, Victoria PD will still continue respond to major accidents. The Victoria Police Department is asking drivers involved in minor accidents to reframe from calling for assistance. This new procedure will go in effect on April 6th.   
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