Posted about 2 years ago. Applies to Georgia, 1 helpful vote
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The future is now for people involved in a vehicle accident in Gwinnett County, Georgia. That's because, from now on, responding officers will fill-out special cards with relevant information; hand those cards to the drivers involved; and suggest that they visit www.buycrash.com, fork over $6, and conveniently download their accident report.
According to Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Brian Kelly, the move to the digital world is all about making things more convenient for drivers. It's one less hassle for them to bear after their accident; especially if they don't have a car to drive to a police station, or if they're too afraid to drive in the days/weeks after a crash.
Plus, while the online report costs a buck more than the old fashioned paper version (which you can still get, of course), Gwinnett police hasten to point out that all revenue goes directly to company managing Georgia's central accident report repository. "No cost to us, no revenue for us," Cpl. Kelly told the Gwinnett Daily Post. "Just a convenience."
Georgia is one of a handful of states using this kind of online vehicle accident reporting system. It's already enjoying a successful stint in Kentucky, Indiana, Washington and Tennessee.