HPG tells motorists to take photos of accidents to avoid buildup
Finally, some traffic regulations that make sense.
(SPOT.ph) The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) is encouraging motorists to just take photos should they figure in any accidents along the national highway and other adjacent roads, according to a report on Inquirer.net.
“If there are no deaths or physical injuries, [the drivers] can just take photographs of the damage and the position of the vehicles and other important aspects of the accident,” said HPG spokesperson Supt. Oliver Tanseco. He added that aside from the actual accident, the motorist should also take a photo of a) The road condition at the time of the accident; b) The weather condition, especially if it is raining; c) If the area is near any intersections, and d) The driver’s license of all the drivers involved.
According to Tanseco, the HPG observed that minor accidents cause some heavy congestion along EDSA because the ones involved refuse to move their vehicles until a traffic investigator arrives.
After documentation, the involved parties may go to the nearest police traffic sector to get necessary documents for insurance.
This is part of the new regulations that the HPG enacted to improve traffic conditions in Metro Manila, particularly EDSA. Other new things to expect along the national highway are the adjustment of U-turn slots and the banning of trucks, tricycles, and pedicabs 24/7.
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