Form SR 1, Report of Traffic Accident Occurring in California, is an application issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The document was last revised on January 1, 2017. A fillable CA DMV Accident report is available for download below.
The law requires individuals who got in a traffic accident in California (on a highway or street, as well as on private property) to report it to the DMV within ten days of the accident if one of the criteria below is true:
To report an accident that is described in one of any statements listed above an individual must use Form SR 1 regardless of who is at fault. If an individual does not report an accident that meets these criteria, they might have their driver's license suspended by the DMV. A California Traffic Accident Report must be filled out regardless of whether the applicant has made any other reports to their insurance company or a law enforcement agency, as it follows special DMV requirements and cannot be replaced.
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