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Recently one of my friends was involved in a bumper related collision during a rainy day. The collision resulted in no damage to either car. Would my friend at, this point, have been able to:

1. Drive away without legal ramifications (designated hit and run)

2. Drive away after no damage was agreed by drivers and information was exchanged.

After inspecting damage, the other person then called the police to file a report.

I learned in our drivers ED that the police do not need to be contacted for collisions resulting in 1000$ or less damage.**

Once the police come to file a report, they are also forced to designate one of the drivers as the cause of the collision and charge that person with a traffic violation (really anything possible).

Given that there was no damage and both drivers had exchanged information, could my friend have driven away before/after the police were called, thus dodging the fine that the police would be forced to give?


** May not be exact/reliable or misinterpreted.

This is in Wisconsin.

Recently one of my friends was involved in a bumper related collision during a rainy day. The collision resulted in no damage to either car. Would my friend at, this point, have been able to:

1. Drive away without legal ramifications (designated hit and run)

2. Drive away after no damage was agreed by drivers and information was exchanged.

After inspecting damage, the other person then called the police to file a report.

I learned in our drivers ED that the police do not need to be contacted for collisions resulting in 1000$ or less damage.**

Once the police come to file a report, they are also forced to designate one of the drivers as the cause of the collision and charge that person with a traffic violation (really anything possible).

Given that there was no damage and both drivers had exchanged information, could my friend have driven away before/after the police were called, thus dodging the fine that the police would be forced to give?


** May not be exact/reliable or misinterpreted.

Recently one of my friends was involved in a bumper related collision during a rainy day. The collision resulted in no damage to either car. Would my friend at, this point, have been able to:

1. Drive away without legal ramifications (designated hit and run)

2. Drive away after no damage was agreed by drivers and information was exchanged.

After inspecting damage, the other person then called the police to file a report.

I learned in our drivers ED that the police do not need to be contacted for collisions resulting in 1000$ or less damage.**

Once the police come to file a report, they are also forced to designate one of the drivers as the cause of the collision and charge that person with a traffic violation (really anything possible).

Given that there was no damage and both drivers had exchanged information, could my friend have driven away before/after the police were called, thus dodging the fine that the police would be forced to give?


** May not be exact/reliable or misinterpreted.

This is in Wisconsin.

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Car collision but no damage: Call the police?

Recently one of my friends was involved in a bumper related collision during a rainy day. The collision resulted in no damage to either car. Would my friend at, this point, have been able to:

1. Drive away without legal ramifications (designated hit and run)

2. Drive away after no damage was agreed by drivers and information was exchanged.

After inspecting damage, the other person then called the police to file a report.

I learned in our drivers ED that the police do not need to be contacted for collisions resulting in 1000$ or less damage.**

Once the police come to file a report, they are also forced to designate one of the drivers as the cause of the collision and charge that person with a traffic violation (really anything possible).

Given that there was no damage and both drivers had exchanged information, could my friend have driven away before/after the police were called, thus dodging the fine that the police would be forced to give?


** May not be exact/reliable or misinterpreted.