Report an accident
If your vehicle has been involved in an accident, the proprietor must report this to us within 72 hours. This will ensure that we can check that the vehicle is safe for people to travel in.
The easiest way to do this is to complete our online accident report form. You will receive a copy of the form by email as evidence that you have complied with your licence conditions. You must ensure that you attach at least one photo of the damage to the vehicle.
It is a legal requirement that the proprietor of the vehicle submits this form, not the driver, however the proprietor will require information from the driver of the vehicle at the time to complete details of the accident.
If you knowingly or recklessly make a false statement or omit any material information on this form, you may be prosecuted and your licence may be revoked.
This report does not remove the responsibility of the driver to report an accident to the police, as required by the Road Traffic Act 1988, nor the requirement for the driver/proprietor/operator to notify us of any criminal proceedings arising out of the accident.
If you would like to apply for a licence for a temporary vehicle while your vehicle is being repaired, please follow the process for a change of vehicle after you have submitted the accident report form. Please note that you will need to make a further application with the fee and compliance test to change your licence back to the original vehicle in due course.
For details on how we use data relating to licence holders and applicants, please see our privacy notice for licence holders and applicants.