Ok. So some may remember on GP weekend I dropped my bike at low speed after clipping a traffic island. I called the TAC and made a claim for the ambulance ride and the hospital visit and the meds I received etc. But the TAC told me I need to make a police report. So the accident happened on the 16th Sept in ashburton. So I went down to Cranbourne Police station on the 27th Sept to make my report. The conversation went a little like this: Me: G'day, I'd like to report an accident that happened a week or so ago. Cop: Sure, what was the date, time, location, rego of the bike etc, etc. Me: Answer all the crap. No witnesses, etc. Injuries. blah blah Cop: So what happened? Me: I was travelling down the road at ~50km/hr and I misjudged a traffic island. (cop gets out the melways) (I then point out a little dog leg in the road (ashburn gr behind alamein station if anyone knows it)) I was trying to go straight through, rather than follow the contour of the road. Cop: And you hit the island? Me: Yep Cop: Why ? Me: I suppose I just wasn't paying attention. Cop: Okay. We might have to organise a charge to be laid. Be aware that you are not just making a report for the TAC, but to the police as well, and we might have to make a charge of careless driving. Me: I don't think I was being careless. Cop: Not paying attention seems pretty careless to me. Me: Well, it could have been anything. -We finished up my details, etc, then I had to know more about the charge (my biggest concern) Me: So when will I know about the charge? Cop: I'll have to run it by my sargeant. I don't know what to think of this. He only wrote down my details and the rego, time, etc, not any of my account of the accident. He wrote it in a crappy little diary that seemed very crowded with other stuff. If they decide to press the charge, will I need to make a formal report in which I can state that I got caught by sunglare? Or can they just fine me from what the constable tells the sargeant? I reallly can't afford a $200+ fine. I've learned my lesson, etc, why would they press the charge with no evidence, etc? I'm going to call the constable tomorrow and say "Has anything eventuated? and do I need to do anything else for the report?" What do we all think?