First experience with officer after CCL

First experience with officer after CCL

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    First experience with officer after CCL

    I met with an accident today. There were two turning lanes at the intersection. Left was must turn. I was in the right lane and was turning left.
    The guy in left turning lane did not turn and came straight. Damage happened to my driver side.
    Cops were called and one officer showed up. I gave my CCL as soon as he approached and he said "Thanks for showing that to me" and that is it.
    Weird thing is that he did not run our drivers license or give ticket to the other guy for negligence.
    When I asked if he is going to write the report he said no body is hurt just exchange your information.
    I took some pics of the accident and we were on the way.


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    Glad you're okay. Cars are MUCH easier/cheaper to repair than are you. As for your CCL, I take more of a "quiet until asked" tact. If it matters, the LEO will ask me. If not, he won't. Don't know the regulation in Texas, but here the Bluegrass I have no legal mandate to volunteer CCL information. In legal matters, the less I say, the less I can later...regret saying.
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    Yep - in PA if both cars and driveable and no injuries then it's a non-reportable accident as far as the police are concerned. At that point it's between your 2 insurers and whether or not the other guy reports his side of the accident story truthfully. Good luck and I hope things play out in your favor as they should.

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    No ticket for the other guy? Man!
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    In Texas, we have to provide our CHL when asked for identification and if we're carrying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    No ticket for the other guy? Man!
    I can think of at least three things he should be ticketed for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenGoodLuck View Post
    In Texas, we have to provide our CHL when asked for identification and if we're carrying.
    Then, by all means, inform quickly. Here we just have to confess if there's moonshine in the trunk.
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    Glad you are ok.
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    Glad nobody was hurt. Sounds like the encounter went as smoothly as it could.

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    In Texas any official interaction with LEO requires that you inform,and they don't have to ask,thats why I carry my CHL behind my DL,they both get presented at the same time
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    ... Here we just have to confess if there's moonshine in the trunk.
    And whether or not it is any good!
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    Glad you weren't hurt. Interaction with LEO was as it should be.
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    Glad your ok
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdprof View Post
    I can think of at least three things he should be ticketed for.
    I got a ticket one time for "failure to control speed to avoid collision." I was in the far right lane of a 6 lane(3 lanes each way) main road going 30 in a 45, about to turn at a green light when a minivan pulled out in front of me, causing me to rear-end it at about 15 MPH. The other driver got a ticket for something like an unsafe lane change. I was pretty pissed about the ticket that I received since it was the equivalent of going between 10-19 MPH over the limit and cost me about $130, but fortunately her insurance ended up covering the damage to my car.

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    There are so many people with CCW's these days, that the cops could really care less. They just figure that you are most likely a good guy and probably not a threat unless your demeanor proves otherwise.

    As far as that accident goes, many agencies are overworked as it is and go call to call. They really don't have enough time to work minor non injury crashes. The take it up with your insurance and exchange information is a pretty normal response today.

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