Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Car Accident.
Effective January 1, 2017, the criteria for self-reporting motor vehicle collisions to DMV will change. After that date, you must report motor vehicle collisions to DMV if:
Each involved driver must make a report to DMV within 10 days, whether you caused the accident or not and even if the accident occurred on private property. The purpose of the report is to ensure that all drivers had liability insurance in place at the time of the collision to comply with California’s Financial Responsibility law.
A police report does NOT satisfy this requirement. DMV may suspend your driver’s license if you fail to make the required report.
You can obtain the SR-1 form here: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/forms/formsaccident