Public, motorists urged to follow procedures: Traffic

The National, Thursday July 7th, 2016

THE public and motorist are advised to follow proper procedures when reporting accidents to police stations in NCD and other centres.
Traffic police inspector Philip Koliadi told The National yesterday that they wanted all accident reports to be made to traffic police at Four Mile so proper investigations could be carried out and recorded. This will allow them to address issues such as insurance claims to Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited.
Koliadi said incomplete reporting of accidents was a hindrance to the settlement of many outstanding traffic cases brought before police.
“When an accident happens, the first thing that has to be done is to report the accident to the nearest police station, whether it involves a driver of a vehicle, two vehicles, a vehicle involved with a pedestrian or properties.”
He said that in Port Moresby there were about nine police stations, and only Four Mile traffic police dealt with accident reports.
“That is the thing I want to make clear to the public, that when they report to police stations they must also come and report at Four Mile traffic.
“Whether it is at Waigani, Gerehu, Downtown or Badili that you put your report, it always comes to Four Mile traffic and we investigate on the matter including the scene and then we submit police accident reports. So that’s very important.”