“BREAKING: NYPD Will No Longer Respond to Minor Car Crashes” — Streetsblog

There is no question police officers spend far too much time attending to motorists who damage their vehicles or other people’s property through errors or recklessness. According to lawyer Steve Vaccaro, the time has long come for taxpayers to no longer play a role in how private property owners settle disputes of their own making. As such, he hailed the new policy.

“It’s absurd that public resources are being used to provide loss adjustment services for free for the insurance industry,” Vaccaro said. “It’s yet another externalized cost that drivers put on the rest of us. You want to store or move your $50,000 piece of private property through the public right of way, you should pay the price of the [insurance assessment].”

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