Will I be informed of any police enquiry?
Leicestershire Police aims to keep people informed of any enquiries, providing the officer at the scene of the collision has made a written report.
Will I have to make a written statement?
A written statement may be taken at the scene of the collision but usually a collision statement form will be sent to your address for you to fill and return.
Completing the form does not automatically mean that someone will be prosecuted or require you to attend court. You will be contacted again with more details if it is necessary.
The Collision Support Unit will contact you upon receipt and initial review of the report. They can also be contacted to provide an update of the report and details such as third party insurance. The Helpline is open from 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday on 101 ext. 4666.
Do the police prosecute in every case?
There will be no prosecution if the evidence does not offer a realistic prospect of a conviction, or if it is not in the public interest. In some cases, Leicestershire Constabulary offers a Driver Improvement Scheme which is a refresher course to educate drivers. Insurance claims and liability are not affected if a driver participates in the Improvement Scheme.
For more information see the Force's road traffic collision policy.