One week after a local TV station reported on a couple who nearly avoided a tragic outcome to their vehicle accident, the Atlanta Police Department has reportedly changed their policy on not responding to car accidents that don’t involve injury or roadway blockage.
11 Alive reports that the Atlanta Police Department had enacted a policy of non-response to car accidents unless there were injuries or wreckage blocking a roadway, to lower the risk of officers or motorists spreading or getting COVID-19 from the interaction. This policy has been in place since March, but has received substantial criticism due to the concerns of violence between drivers after an accident or inability to get insurance claims paid out due to lack of a police report.
On Friday, Atlanta Police announced that they would once again begin responding to car accidents, stating a return to busier traffic volumes as the reason for the shift. They have stated they will continue to adhere to guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing gloves, masks, and other PPE while maintaining distance.
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