Grande Prairie

A Collision Reporting Centre is a facility where the members of the public can report traffic collisions to meet provincial legal requirements and insurance needs.

Alberta law requires all collisions where persons are injured, or where property damage exceeds $5,000 among all vehicles involved, to be reported to the police.

The mission of the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment is to serve the public in partnership with our community, to protect life and property, prevent crime, and resolve problems.

Motor Vehicle Collisions

Steps to be taken by all drivers before arriving at the Collision Reporting Centre:

  1. Check the “Exceptions” that follow to determine if police presence is required.
  2. If it is safe to do so, remove vehicle from the roadway.
  3. Exchange information with the other involved drivers/parties, including independent witnesses. Obtain names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance and vehicle information, including plate number.
  4. As soon as possible, go to the Collision Reporting Centre with your vehicle. If your vehicle is drivable you have 72 hours to report your accident. If your vehicle is disabled and requires a tow, the tow company will transport you and your vehicle to the Collision Reporting Centre directly from the scene.
  5. Bring your documentation with you to the Collision Reporting Centre – driver’s licence, registration and insurance. The driver must report to the Collision Reporting Centre with the vehicle.

Exceptions

The Collision Reporting Centre can be used to process collisions that do not fall into one of the categories below. In these circumstances, police will need to respond and investigate the collision:

Note: you may be referred to the CRC at the officer’s discretion despite these exceptions. If so, you must comply.

  1. Collisions involving death.
  2. Collisions that include criminal activity:
    Impaired driving, stolen vehicles, assault, etc.
  3. Collisions involving government vehicles:
    GP Transit buses, school buses, and all City of Grande Prairie vehicles.
  4. Collisions involving hazardous materials.
  5. Collisions that involve injuries.
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