The Florida Highway Patrol has announced an online website that can be used now to report accidents that do not require a report by law enforcement. The FHP notes that drivers in Florida who are involved in an accident that does not require a police report are required though to send “…their own written report to the [Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles] within ten days of the crash.” The new Driver Report of Traffic Crash website is designed to make that reporting requirement easier.
Updated: What kind of accidents qualify?
The FHP emphasizes that the new Driver Report of Traffic Crash online form should only be used in the following cases:
- No injuries resulted from the crash (no report of pain or discomfort or visible injuries)
- No vehicle involved in the crash required a tow truck (wrecker)
- The crash did not involve an intoxicated driver
- The crash did not involve a "hit and run" vehicle (all vehicles involved must have been occupied)
- The crash did not involve a commercial motor vehicle.
The website will guide people through a “…simple-to-use online questionnaire...” as they complete their report. When completed, the report is sent automatically to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and you will also have the options to save or print it. The website for the report is http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/misc/CrashReport or you can also access it by clicking here.
To visit the Florida Highway Patrol website, click here.
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