LEETON’S mayor has hit out at new laws meaning minor road crashes no longer have to be attended by police.
Motorists involved in crashes where a vehicle is towed and a person injured are still required by law to be reported to police but minor bingles are not required to.
Cr Paul Mayton branded the situation “crazy” and vowed Leeton council would make representations to NSW Police about the legislation.
“It’s too ridiculous for words,” he said.
Cr Maytom sighted one example in Pine Avenue last last year where a utility rolled and police were only required to be on scene for traffic control.
“It’s crazy to think you can run through a stop sign, crash into someone and if no one is injured you’re not booked,” he said.
“What if it’s a drunk driver and the police aren’t there? What happens then?”
Cr Maytom will be taking the issue to the next Riverina and Murray Organisation of Councils meeting.
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