VIC Minor Car Accident - Police Gave Detailed Information to Third Party?

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Stewart

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14 December 2015
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A minor traffic car accident, no injuries, no attendance by police, just minor damage. Police issued a traffic infringement notice to overcome privacy laws in order to give the third party private detailed information to satisfy car insurance company's request. Is that legal and/or proper under Traffic Law?
 
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Sophea

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How do you know that they issued a traffic infringement notice for the purposes of overcoming privacy laws so that they could hand out information to a third party? Before we jump to conclusions of corruption, it would make sense that they issued a traffic infringement notice because one was warranted in the circumstances wouldn't it?
 

Ponala

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10 February 2015
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Yes. You are required to swap certain details under the legislation. If full details are not given, then the person can go to Police station report it and do an 'over-the-counter' request for details which involves signing a stat dec saying it relates to an accident and details of the party required to recoup damages.