Guide to Press Access to Traffic Accident Scenes
Journalists and photographers need access to highway and other traffic accidents in order to photograph and cover the event. However, FHP and other law enforcement agency access policies seem to vary across the state. Also, new personnel may sometimes impose more restrictive access then was in place previously.
What rights do photographers have? Can limitations be placed on them? Are they allowed to take pictures of anything that is in public view? How can the press, especially photographers, gain more consistent and better access? These and other questions often arise in these situations and are addressed in the link below.