502 Kar 15:010. Accident Reports

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/502/015/010.htm
Published: 2015

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      502 KAR 15:010. Accident reports.


      RELATES TO: KRS 189.635

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 15A.160, 189.635


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.)