Any driver involved in an accident must STOP his/her vehicle and remain at the scene of the accident for a reasonable time. However, if the vehicle or vehicles are obstructing the road or pose a danger to other road users, the position of the vehicles should be marked and the vehicles moved off the actual carriageway as quickly as possible.

  • A driver involved in an accident must, if requested by a garda, give his/her name and address, the address at which the vehicle is being kept, the name and address of the vehicle owner, the vehicle registration number and evidence of insurance.
  • If no Garda is present , this information must be given to anyone involved in the accident, or upon request, to an independent witness.
  • Where a person or persons are injured and no Garda is present at the scene, the accident MUST be reported to the nearest convenient Garda Station.
  • Where property damage only is involved, it is not necessary to report the accident to the Gardai but the relevant information referred to above must be given to the person whose property has been damaged.
Accidents Garda

Accidents involving uninsured or visiting motorists should be reported to the

Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland,
3/4 South Frederick Street
Dublin 2.