Collision Reporting Centres
What are Collision Reporting Centres?
A Collision Reporting Centre is a facility created to help motorists in reporting motor vehicle collisions. This service is currently available in a number of urban centres. No fees are charged.
What actions should I take before going to a Collision Reporting Centre?
- If it is safe to do so, remove vehicles from the roadway.
- Call police to ensure police presence is not required and obtain the location of the closest Collision Reporting Centre.
- Exchange information with the other involved parties, including independent witnesses (e.g. names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance companies and vehicle particulars, etc.).
- As soon as possible, bring your vehicle to the Collision Reporting Centre most convenient to you.
- Bring documentation with you to the Collision Reporting Centre (e.g. driver's licence, ownership and insurance, etc.).
When should I go to a Collision Reporting Centre?
With the following exceptions, any driver involved in a collision where damage to vehicles or property is more than $1,000 may report the collision to a Collision Reporting Centre. Police will come to the scene when one or more of the following situations apply:
- Collisions involving injury or death.
- Criminal activity involved in collisions (e.g., impaired driving, stolen vehicle, assault, etc.).
- Collisions involving federal, provincial or municipal vehicles (including transit vehicles).
- Collisions involving a person who is uninsured or is a suspended driver.
- Collisions involving vehicles transporting dangerous goods.
- Collisions involving damage to private, municipal or highway property.
Without exception, towed vehicles must go directly to a Collision Reporting Centre.