Information for legal practitioners
Download forms relevant to CTP claims arising from accidents occurring on or after 1 October 2000.
The Queensland Police Service has recently implemented a new computer system called QPRIME. This system links all occurrences involving a particular individual, location or vehicle. Consequently, any motor vehicle accident reported to the police is allocated a QPRIME occurrence number, replacing the previously issued Traffic Incident Number or T.I.N.
Reporting of traffic incidents and issuing of police reports
Pursuant to Section 34 of the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994, a person proposing to make a motor vehicle accident claim also has a duty to ensure that appropriate notice of the accident has been given to a police officer.
There is a legal requirement under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Road Rules) Regulation 1999 on the driver of a motor vehicle to report to police any accident involving injury.
The form approved by the Commission, the Report of Traffic Incident to Police Form (PDF 260 K) is not intended for use by drivers in fulfilling their duties under Section 287(3) of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Road Rules) Regulation 1999, but rather to provide a means for potential claimants to lodge an accident report where drivers have failed to comply with Section 287 to report the accident.
The obligation to report incidents involving injury or death to the police have always been with the driver/owner and in this regard Section 34 of the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 does not introduce any duty for a driver which did not previously exist under legislation.
If further information is required, please contact the CTP Helpline on 1300 302 568. The Helpline is staffed from 9.00am - 4.00pm, Monday - Friday.
Last reviewed 11 July 2012