Information regarding police action in a traffic incident in 2017

Hugh Davenport made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Hugh Davenport

Dear New Zealand Police,

I was part of an incident with a vehicle while I was on a bike. The vehicle had pulled out and hit me. I filed a report for this and gave dashcam footage for this (record id 325380034893). I believe that this dashcam footage is now lost due to the time delay.

I've just received the case file summary, and it appears that the Police took no action apart from entering the incident into their system.

I would like to request what actions the Police took for this incident, ie. spoke with driver involved, sent a formal warning, issued a traffic infringement, or nothing apart from file the incident.

I would also like to request any policies that the Police have for dealing with traffic incidents that cause a collision with no injury. If those policies don't match what actions the Police took into this incident, I would like to request what procedures happen if Police fail to take the actions described in the policy, and whether those procedures have taken place, or are now being scheduled to take place in response to this OIA request.

If no action was made, and the policy is that Police don't have to take any action, then I would like to request any policies on why a victim of a traffic incident should even bother reporting incidents to the Police if no action will be taken?

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Davenport

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Here is a copy of your submission for your records.
Submitted on Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 - 09:35

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District or Police National Headquarters (PNHQ): Wellington (including Lower Hutt / Upper Hutt / Porirua / Masterton)
First Name: Hugh
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Family Name: Davenport
Date of birth: 13/03/2019
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==Information you are requesting==
What information do you require?
3 types of requests. Please check attached.

I was part of an incident with a vehicle while I was on a bike.
The vehicle had pulled out and hit me. I filed a report for this
and gave dashcam footage for this (record id 325380034893). I
believe that this dashcam footage is now lost due to the time
delay.
Request 1. I would like to request what actions the Police took
for this incident, ie. spoke with driver involved, sent a formal
warning, issued a traffic infringement, or nothing apart from
file the incident.

Request 2 and 3 in attached

Police reference number: 171201/6379

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