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 Docusign – 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