‘Honor System’ Fender-Benders? Welcome to Vegas
… where the cops are spread so thin they will not be responding to minor accidents in which nobody is hurt. If you get in a fender bender in Las Vegas, don’t bother waiting for the cops.
Sin City police will no longer respond to minor crashes in which no one was injured, traffic division Capt. Mark Tavarez announced this week.
“We have to prioritize, and I think everybody can agree that fatalities are more important than a property crash,” Tavarez said, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
“We’ve been trying to find a way to deploy our officers successfully so we can handle fatalities and handle property damage crashes.”
Starting Mar. 3 people involved in a crash in Las Vegas are expected to swap insurance information and file an accident report on their own within 10 days.
Las Vegas cops, who complain the force is stretched thin, spend an estimated 250 hours a week on crashes in which no one was hurt.