Accident Support Services Ltd. Begins 6-Month Pilot with North Bay Police Service

TORONTO, October 31, 2002 — Accident Support Services Ltd., Facilitators of Collision Reporting to the Insurance Industry, is pleased to announce that on November 4, 2002 we will begin a 6-month pilot project with the North Bay Police Service.

The North Bay Collision Reporting Centre will provide enhanced value to the public in the investigation of vehicle collisions. Rather than Police attending the scene of the accident, citizens would exchange information, and then report property damage only collisions, towed or driveable, at the Collision Reporting Centre. Police will continue to attend collisions involving injury or death, alcohol, criminal activity, vehicles transporting dangerous goods or police vehicles.

The North Bay Collision Reporting Centre will be located at 135 Princess Street West in North Bay. The hours of operation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Upon the citizens arrival at the centre, they will be greeted, and a member of our staff will help them complete the police report, direct them to police personnel as needed, take a photo image of the damage to the vehicle, and offer them the opportunity to contact their broker or insurance company directly from the Police Station, presenting the citizen with a one stop service opportunity.

Accident Support Services is under contract with the Barrie, London, Peterborough, and Toronto Police Services, as well as with the Ontario Provincial Police. Our goal is to facilitate an active partnership between the police and insurers in post accident care by providing knowledgeable advice and assistance to accident victims with empathy, integrity and availability. This results in increased convenience for the public as well as higher road safety. Our supporting insurers fund the program; therefore, there is no cost to the public for these additional services.

For more information on Accident Support Services Ltd., please call or email Bob Gutwein at (416) 745-3301, email bgutwein@accsupport.com. Please visit our Website at www.accsupport.com. For further information on the North Bay Police Service, please visit their website at www.city.north-bay.on.ca/nbpf/.