Car accidents in the Western Cape commonly occur and one of the biggest issues is reporting them and receiving a case number by having to physically visit a police station, but this is now a thing of the past.
One of the main issues associated with registering accidents is getting a case number that can be used to claim back for insurance companies. Minor accidents can now be reported online via a legally binding system that will automatically generate a Crash Report Number that can be used for insurance claims.
This new service completely resolves the need to visit a police station and cuts down the amount of time it takes to receive a case number.
Those making use of the online service need to adhere to two main rules for making use of the service.
Firstly, a crash must be reported within 24 hours or by the next working day. Secondly, if anyone was injured in the accident, the accident involves a hit-and-run or if the incident involved five vehicles or more then the service cannot be used.
Usually residents have to go through a painstaking process to have to claim back after a minor accident but this new service means locals finally have a convenient alternative.