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Examining Motor Accidents

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Step 1: Inform police about the accident by a phone call or visit to the police station.
Step 2: The Police Officer goes immediately to the location of the accident.
Step 3: The Police Officer takes driving license from driver(s).
Step 4: The Police Officer take notes down, makes sketches of accident and also mark the places which accident happened.
Step 5: The Police Officer tries to resolve issues between both parties.
Step 6: The Police Officer will call parties (with vehicles) to police station and provide Complain statement, if there any damages for vehicles and B form. (1/B)
Step 7: The Police Officer decides on person at fault.
Step 8: The Police Officer returns driving license to person not at fault.
Step 9: The Police Officer files court case against wrong doer from court order (the person can come at a convenient time but as soon as possible).

Note 1: If there any injured or dead bodies action is taken to admit injured to hospital and send dead bodies to hospital.
Note 2: Police decide on person at fault based on “give way to right” law
Note 3: If person at fault does not appear in court, action will be taken against him/her.

Qualification Criteria
Person must have been subjected to a motor accident.

Submission Procedure
Procedure to be followed
Inform police about the accident by a phone call or by visiting to the police station.
The individual involved in the accident must provide his/her driving license to the police officer who arrives to the location of the accident.
1.All parties involved in the accident must appear at the police station at the request of the police officer.

Note : Police issues a B form to complainer.

Working Hours
Police Station
24/7/365 days

Form: B form (1/B) is issuing by police station after the complaint.
Note: Police officer involved will provide an original copy of the statement describing the accident.

Application Forms:
There are no application forms available for this service
Note : The Police officer issues a B form to the complainer
The Police officer provides an original copy of the statement (DOP F424).

Time Line

Process Time Line
Time duration depends on the nature of the accident and circumstances.

Note 01:
The person(s) involved in the accident are advised to notify the police about the accident as soon as possible.

Validity Time Line
Validity exists until the complain is resolved and a decision has been made.

Costs related to the service
Rs.25.00 for each page of copy of the statement.

Penalties and Surcharges
Not imposed for this service

Support Documents Required
1.Driving license
2.Revenue License
3.Insurance certificate (if available)

Service Responsibility Matrix
Officer in Charge ( OIC ) :Motor Traffic Division
Officer in Charge ( OIC ) : The Respective Police Station

Special cases
Not applicable for this service

Sample form with dummy data
Not provided by the Police Station due to confidential Information


Organization Information

Department of Police

Police Head Quarters,
Colombo 01



Telephones:+94-11-2421111 / +94-11-2327711-2-3
Fax Nos:+94-11-234553
Email:telligp@police.lk
Website: www.police.lk

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Last Updated On: 2011-06-01 12:28:12
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