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Accident Reporting Procedure

Even the most careful driver may at some time be involved in an auto accident. Knowledge of what to do after the accident can make the experience a little less frightening and decrease the chance of unnecessary complications.

  • Safely move off mainline if possible

    • Activate hazard lights on state vehicle
    • Place flares, flags, cones, if appropriate - reduce hazards to prevent secondary crashes
    • Offer assistance – check for injuries
  • Notify local law enforcement
  • Refer to the ADOT accident packet located in the glove box
    • Distribute and collect witness information cards
    • Provide other driver with state vehicle insurance information
  • Secure other driver information – name, address, insurance carrier name with policy number
  • Notify your supervisor
  • Automobile Loss Report – available at the ADOTNet – and submit as instructed as soon as possible – and no longer than within 10 days
  • Call ADOT Safety & Risk Management (602-712-7327) immediately for events resulting in injury or significant property damage


  • Comment on fault or liability
  • Argue or debate
  • Discuss the event with anyone except law enforcement authorities and/or State of Arizona personnel with a need-to-know

The Arizona Ombudsman – Citizens Aide helps you resolve ongoing issues with State Agencies.

Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.