This article was published in 2003, in Newsletter 49.
In Newsletter 47 (Crash) I said that there was no obligation for police officers to record details of cycle accidents, even if injury resulted, unless a motor vehicle is involved.
Paul Stubbings, Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Casualty Reduction Officer, advises us differently. He says that in Cambridgeshire, police officers are specifically told that all accidents that result in injury must be recorded. We are pleased that these instructions have been given, but are concerned that they are not always followed.