FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFTEY
AND MOTOR VEHICLES
OCTOBER 22, 2013
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has a new online traffic crash reporting form. Under Florida law, drivers involved in a crash that does not warrant a law enforcement report are required to submit their own written report to the Department within ten days of the crash. The online form is intended to make it easier to submit the required form directly to the Department.
The new Driver Report of Traffic Crash online form may be used only if the crash meets the following criteria:
- The crash resulted in damage less than $500
- No injuries resulted from the crash
- No vehicle involved required a tow truck
- The crash did not involve an impaired driver
- The crash did not involve a “hit and run” vehicle (all vehicles involved must have been occupied)
A simple-to-use online questionnaire will guide users through the completion of the report. Once completed, the report will be automatically submitted to the Department and can also be saved and printed if needed. The Driver Report of Traffic Crash can be found at: http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/misc/CrashReport/.
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