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Report: PNP-HPG urges motorists to use smartphones to document accidents


HPG tells motorists to take accident photos to avoid traffic buildup

The Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) encouraged motorists to use their smartphones and tablets to photograph damages if they were involved in a car accident to avoid traffic buildup.

In a report by Manila Bulletin, HPG spokesman Chief Supt. Oliver Tanseco said that minor accidents are causing “monstrous” traffic jams while those “involved are waiting for the traffic investigator to arrive.”

“If the accidents do not involve deaths or physical injuries, we advise them to just shoot pictures of the damages and other important aspects of the accident to ensure that they would not cause traffic buildup,” said Tanseco.


Other than the damages incurred, Tanseco noted that motorists should also take pictures of the following: road condition at the time of the accident; weather condition especially if it's raining; the Driver's license of all the drivers who figured in the accident; and if the area is near traffic light of intersections.

Upon taking photos, Tanseco said the drivers could then proceed to the nearest police traffic sectors for proper documentation which would be used in claiming insurance.

Tanseco added that if road accident is near the intersections “especially those assigned to the HPG, they can approach our personnel because we have already made sure of the presence of traffic investigators who would address their concerns.”

Tanseco also cautioned the motorists, especially the drivers of government vehicles, that they “could not turn EDSA and all the roads leading to and from EDSA as their parking spaces.”  

Source: Manila Bulletin

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