When is it necessary to report a motor vehicle accident?

Type:  FAQs  

When should you file a report:

You should file a report if you're the operator of a vehicle involved in a crash where the damage to any one vehicle or property is over $1,000.00, or if there is an injury to any person, even if a police officer was on the scene.  You should file the report within 5 days of the date of the crash.

 

When should you NOT file a report:

You should not file a report if the crash occurred on a private road, driveway, private parking lot or other private way.

 

Why is this report important:

Indentifying locations with a large number of crashes.

Improving dangerous highways and intersections.

Developing highway safety public information progrrams.

Developing programs to save lives and reduce highway injuries.

 

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