Who needs the FR-309 form?
The FR-309 Form is the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles form that serves as the Traffic Collision Report (Not Investigated by Law Enforcement). The Section 56-5-1270 of the South Carolina Law on Motor Vehicles states that the driver or owner of a motor vehicle must report the accident in which their vehicle has somehow been involved if it resulted in property damage estimated at at least $1000 or in death or physical injury, in case no law enforcement has investigated the event.
What is the purpose of the FR-309 form?
The submission of the Report is vital in informing the Motor Vehicles Department about the details of the road accident, particularly the damage done, the victims (if any) and the insurance information of the person involved.
When is the FR-309 form due?
The South Carolina Traffic Collision Report must be submitted by each of the drivers involved in the accident within 15 days after it happened.
Is the FR-309 accompanied by any other forms?
Typically there is no need to accompany the report form by any of forms except for providing additional regarding FR-309A section described on the first page of the FR-309 itself. However, in some cases, additional materials may be required after the Department of Motor Vehicles has reviewed the report.
How to fill out the FR-309 Report?
The foremost requirement to pay attention to while filing the FR-309 is that there are two parties who must jointly complete the report form: the driver involved in the accident and their insurance provider.
The driver must indicate the:
- Date, precise time and place of the traffic collision;
- Data about the driver: name, date of birth, address, driver's license;
- Data about vehicle: vehicle identification number, make, type;
- Parts damaged and the cost of repair;
- Information about the driver or pedestrian involved in the accident: name, address, date of birth, driver’s license, the car details, parts damaged and the cost of repair.
- Other damage done to property and the basic information its owner.
- Information about the victims: name, sex, injury, vehicle number, medical facility taken to, etc.
- Description of the event.
The insurance provider must provide the:
- Name of the insurance company;
- Name of the policy holder;
- Policy date and number;
- Name, title, signature of the authorized representative filing the report.