Parking Lot collisions


2024-05-23 09:23 PDT

Following increase in reports, Richmond RCMP educating public on how to avoid parking lot collisions and what to do if you are involved in one.

We are seeing an increase in calls for service for low speed parking lot collisions due to an apparent gap in knowledge around requirements for drivers involved in collisions, says Sargent Eric Baskette, NCO-in-Charge of Richmond RCMP Road Safety Units, In the vast majority of cases police attendance could have been avoided if drivers simply exchanged their drivers licence and vehicle insurance information which is a requirement under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The requirements for drivers involved in a collision Under Section 68 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act include;

In addition, the driver must produce in writing to any other driver involved in the collision and to anyone sustaining injury and, on request, to a witness;

If the collision involves an unoccupied vehicle, the driver must:

To learn more information about your requirements under the BC Motor Vehicle Act visit the BC Government website.

In BC there are on average 234 parking lot crashes every day. The majority of which could have easily been avoided. Some safety tips include:

For more tips on how to avoid parking lot collisions visit

Released by:

Cpl. Adriana O'Malley
Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
11411 No 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-5189
Fax: 604-207-4716


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