Motor Vehicle Crash Reporting Form

07 February 2017

DMV Law Enforcement Bulletin 17-02 Updated Crash Forms

The updated Uniform Crash Report form VA-01d (aka UCRF) used by statewide law enforcement to report motor vehicle crashes in Vermont is now available. The forms can be ordered from the Department of Motor Vehicles Stockroom at 120 State Street in Montpelier. Forms can be picked up at the stockroom, by e-mailing DMV.Stockroom@vermont.gov or by faxing 802-828-3723.

PLEASE NOTE:  The new forms are to be used for crash reporting starting February 13, 2017. 

In parallel, the online Web Crash application as well as the “Investigator’s Guide for Completing the State of Vermont Uniform Crash Report” manual will also be updated to reflect the changes to the form. 

PLEASE NOTE:   Web Crash will be unavailable for a period of time on Sunday, February 12, 2017 starting at 12:00 p.m. in order to implement the new updated changes.

In summary, the changes include: 

  • a change to two Injury codes (Incapacitating is replaced by Suspected Serious Injury and Non-Incapacitating is replaced by Suspected Minor Injury)
  • a number of items were added to the Restraint field to include safety equipment (#15-20)
  • added #6 – Saliva to the Drug Test field
  • reconfigured the “Operators, Occupants, Pedestrians, Cyclists – Excluding Witnesses” section to allow for the collection of alcohol and drug data for all persons involved if the information is available.

For a more detailed description, please see PDF.

The changes to the UCRF were a result of Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC) discussions and involved all areas of crash reporting and traffic records.  The TRCC members represent statewide law enforcement, Department of Health, Agency of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Information and Innovation, Department of Public Safety, Governors Highway Safety Program, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, Judiciary and our Federal partners (FHWA, NHTSA, FMCSA).

With so many changes since 2008 VTrans is offering refresher training to any departments that feel that they would benefit from this.

If you have questions or would like to schedule training, please contact Mandy White at VTrans, 802-595-9341 or mandy.white@vermont.gov.  

Bulletin 17-02 PDF

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