Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 26
Accidents and Accident Reports

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-26-16

§ 31-26-16. Uniform statewide motor vehicle accident police report.

(a) There is established a uniform statewide motor vehicle accident police report which shall be used by the Rhode Island state police and all other state or municipal police departments.

(b) This report shall include any information that the superintendent of the Rhode Island state police in consultation with the Municipal Police Chiefs Association shall deem appropriate.

(c) The failure of a police department to use the uniform report form when taking a report shall not be used:

(1) By a defendant in a criminal prosecution or violation hearing as grounds for challenge to, or dismissal of, any charges or citations arising out of the motor vehicle accident; or

(2) As a basis to challenge the admissibility of a police report in any administrative or judicial proceeding, civil or criminal.

History of Section.
P.L. 1993, ch. 183, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 166, § 1.