Car accidents are a common occurrence in South Africa and one of the biggest issues facing victims id the process of reporting them and receiving a case number at the local police station. The National Traffic Information System website has introduced an online system that automatically generates a Crash Report Number (CRN) for drivers who report the crash. The system only allows minor accidents to be reported online via a legally binding system.
The online service was established to help save time for those who were involved in the minor accident as there would be no need to go to a police station and wait for a case number. The online service has also been designed to speed up the process for logging an insurance claim.
Terms & Conditions if you report a crash include the following:
The system will only allow for the reporting of minor damage crashes.
All crashes must be reported within 24 hours or the next working day
The service cannot be used if one or more people are injured in the accident, if it involves a hit-and-run or if it involves five or more vehicles.
Major incidents must be reported to the police or traffic department and the crash reporting service cannot be used.
For more information about the new online service visit: http://www.enatis.com/