Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Criteria for referring a collision to Collision Reporting Centres

Criteria for referring a collision to Collision Reporting Centres

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 1:49 PM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

In 2016, there were 70,004 collisions reported to the Toronto Police Service. Many of these collisions (approximately 81% or 56,615) were referred to the Collision Reporting Centres (CRC) for the necessary reports to be completed. 

Delays to commuters and businesses can result when minor collisions occur on city roads, and drivers wait for police to attend. In some cases, traffic congestion can result in additional collisions. 

Collisions involving the following criteria will continue to be investigated at the scene of the collision:

- Personal injury collisions where the victim is taken to hospital immediately following the collision
- Involves criminality
- Involves consumption of alcohol or drug by involved drivers
- Involves a suspended or unlicensed driver
- Involves a motor vehicle found to not have a valid insurance policy in effect
- Collisions involving damage to private, municipal or highway property
- Collisions involving dangerous goods where the dangerous goods have been compromised
- Collisions that occur/reported between midnight and 6 a.m.
- Collisions involving pedestrians, cyclists and wheeled devices when reported immediately and at the scene of the collision
- Any collision referred to the CRC where the injured driver requires hospitalization prior to the completion of the CRC investigation

The locations of the CRCs are shown below.

The Toronto Police Service would like to advise drivers involved in a collision that City of Toronto by-laws prohibit tow-truck operators from referring a driver/vehicle to a collision repair facility at any time. The choice of collision repair facility remains that of the registered owner of the damaged vehicle.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

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