August 23, 1996

INSURANCE INFORMATION NOTICE 97-1

SUBJECT: TOWING OF STATE VEHICLE

 

In the event that a state vehicle becomes disabled as a result of an automobile accident, the following steps should be followed by the operator:

(1) DO NOT have the vehicle towed to a service station or wrecker yard where storage fees will be incurred.

(2) Request that the vehicle be towed to the nearest authorized dealer. An authorized dealer is defined as the vehicle company that sells the particular make of vehicle that you are driving, i.e. Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, etc.

(3) Immediate notification of the accident should be reported to the respective state agency so that the required DA 2041 can be completed and submitted to the Office of Risk Management within 24 hours of the accident.

(4) Immediately following the accident you should notify the Office of Risk Management, Transportation Unit, telephone (504) 342.8466, as to the location of the "towed" vehicle.

If you have any questions, please contact Walter Lockhart, State Risk Claims Supervisor at (504) 342-8466.

 

NOTE:

THIS INSURANCE INFORMATION NOTICE SHOULD BE KEPT IN THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT OF ALL STATE VEHICLES AT ALL TIMES.

 

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