502 KAR 15:010. Accident reports.
RELATES TO: KRS 189.635
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 15A.160, 189.635
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
15A.160 authorizes the secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to
promulgate administrative regulations for the administration of all laws and
functions which are vested in the cabinet, except laws and functions vested in
the Department of Public Advocacy. KRS 189.635 requires the Department of
Kentucky State Police to establish a reporting system for vehicle accidents,
including reporting procedures, fee schedule and forms. This administrative
regulation establishes the reporting system and fee schedule.
Section 1. The "Uniform Police
Traffic Collision Report" form published by the Department of Kentucky
State Police shall be the official vehicle accident report form for all law
enforcement agencies in Kentucky.
Section 2. Interpretation and
classification of traffic accidents in connection with completion of a Kentucky
uniform police traffic accident report form shall follow instructions in the
"Kentucky Uniform Police Traffic Accident Report Manual" published by
the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and instructions not in conflict with the
Kentucky manual contained in the "Manual on Classification of Motor
Vehicle Traffic Collision," published by the National Safety Council.
Section 3. A law enforcement agency whose
officers make a traffic accident report shall be the originating agency with
respect to the report and shall retain a copy of the report. Responsibility for
providing copies of traffic accident reports to the parties authorized by KRS
189.635 shall remain with the originating agency.
Section 4. A law enforcement agency
receiving a vehicle accident report pursuant to KRS 189.635 shall forward the
original copy of the report to the "CRASH Section, Criminal Identification
and Records Branch" Department of Kentucky State Police, Justice and
Public Safety Cabinet, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, in envelopes provided by the
cabinet within ten (10) days of receiving the report. The report shall be
mailed flat and shall not be folded.
Section 5. Fees for Vehicle Accident
Reports. Vehicle Accident Reports may be obtained by authorized parties
pursuant to KRS 189.635 upon payment of the following fees:
(1) Paper copies: five (5) dollars; and
(2) Reports obtained via the Kentucky
State Police Web site: ten (10) dollars.
Section 6. Incorporation by Reference.
(1) The following material is incorporated by reference:
(a) "Kentucky Uniform Police Traffic
Collision Report, Form KSP 74, Revised 1/2000";
(b) "Kentucky Uniform Police Traffic
Collision Report Manual, July 2000";
(c) "Manual on Classification of
Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents, 6th edition"; and
(d) "Vehicle accident report
envelope, 1st edition".
(2) This material may be inspected,
copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Department of
State Police, Headquarters, 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601,
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (1 Ky.R. 1034; eff. 6-11-75; 30 Ky.R. 2228;
2457; eff. 7-2-2004; 35 Ky.R. 377; 816; eff. 10-31-08.)