Gardaí review Road Traffic Collision documentation fees

Date Published : August 30th, 2016    Published By : admin

An Garda Síochána has reviewed fees for documentation in relation to fatal road traffic collisions and serious injury traffic collisions following representations made to the Garda Commissioner.

A new policy will be implemented from 1sy January 2017, whereby:

- The introduction of a waiver of fees by An Garda Síochána in relation to collisions where a fatality has occurred.
- In cases of collisions resulting in a serious injury, fees to be capped at a cost of €1000.
- The standardisation of fees (in respect of non-serious injury and material damage collisions).
- In cases where the investigation is on-going, criminal proceedings are contemplated or initiated, or an inquest has not been completed by the Coroner, an amended abstract report form, containing "appropriate information" as per Section 106(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 as amended will be supplied free of charge.

Emergency Times Athy Canal Incdent Garda Road closed
File Photo: (Scene of a Road Traffic Collision)
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