Public Security renews warnings to Jordanians about fraud through staged car accidents

Jordan

Published: 2024-05-15 14:20

Last Updated: 2024-05-25 03:31


Public Security renews warnings to Jordanians about fraud through staged car accidents
Public Security renews warnings to Jordanians about fraud through staged car accidents

The Public Security Directorate has reiterated its warning to all drivers about falling victim to fraud through various types of staged accidents (hit-and-run, collision), which can be avoided by following legal procedures.

The spokesperson for the Directorate of Public Security emphasized that despite a decrease in this criminal phenomenon and the legal actions taken against many individuals, complaints about such cases still occasionally emerge.

Drivers are urged to adhere to legal procedures outlined by the law in the event of a traffic accident and not to hesitate to file a complaint if they suspect an accident has been staged. This allows for proper investigation by specialized criminal and traffic investigators from the Criminal Investigation Department and Traffic Department, who possess the expertise to determine whether an accident was fabricated.

The spokesperson stressed the importance of not succumbing to any person demanding money under the pretext that drawing up an accident sketch is costly or that the traffic fault is clear and there is no need for a sketch, stating they would accept compensation.

He detailed the necessary steps to follow when a traffic accident occurs, which include directly contacting the unified emergency number (911), reporting the accident, and waiting for a traffic investigation officer to make the necessary sketched plans for the accident. If the parties involved agree to reconcile, this should be done through the accident delegate and documented by creating a sketched plan accompanied by photos and archiving the accident for future reference to preserve rights.

Additionally, in cases of extortion for undue benefit related to an alleged traffic accident, the law provides for a two-year imprisonment and a 50-dinar fine.