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III. Dealing with emergencies
In a collision where no one is injured

Follow these steps in a collision where there are no injuries:

  1. If the vehicles are driveable, move them as far off the road as possible — this should not affect the police officer’s investigation. This is especially important on busy or high-speed roads where it may be dangerous to leave vehicles in the driving lanes. If you cannot move the vehicles off the road, set up warning signals or flares far enough away to give other traffic time to slow down or stop.
  2. Call police (provincial or local, depending on where the collision takes place). By law, you must report any collision to the police where there are injuries or damage to vehicles or property exceeding $2,000.
  3. Give all possible help to police or anyone whose vehicle has been damaged. This includes giving police your name and address, the name and address of the regis­tered owner of the vehicle, the vehicle plate and permit number and the liability insurance card.
  4. Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of all witnesses.
  5. If damage is less than $2,000, you are still required by law to exchange information with anyone whose vehicle has been damaged. However, the collision does not have to be reported to the police.
  6. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible if you intend to make a claim.