Las Vegas Police to Quit Responding to Fender-Benders

February 26, 2014

Las Vegas police say officers are going to stop responding to non-injury fender-bender crashes where drivers are willing to trade insurance information.

car accidentTraffic division Capt. Mark Tavarez told reporters Monday that the new policy will begin March 3.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that police still plan to respond to injury crashes, hit-and-run incidents and accidents where at least one driver refuses to exchange insurance information.

Las Vegas police say they’re stretched thin, and a proposal for a sales tax hike to hire more officers failed in recent weeks.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie had warned that staffing and service levels were at risk.

Police say drivers should exchange insurance information and file a Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles accident report within 10 days as required by state law.

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