With the increasing population in today's conditions, the number of vehicles in traffic has increased, which makes the daily traffic accidents inevitable. The incidents that occur as a result of accidents, put both the victims and those, who have to wait in traffic for hours despite of not being involved in the accidents, into a bad situation. Situations such as waiting for the traffic officer for a long time and the requirements of not moving the vehicles before the traffic officer arrives, increase the victimization even more and adversely affect the flow of traffic. In order to eliminate all above mentioned problems, the provisions regarding the traffic accidents in article 81 of the Highway Traffic Law No. 2918, which was accepted in 1983, have been re-evaluated in today's conditions. Under the Circular No. 2007/27 issued by the Undersecretariat of Treasury, a method, which offers parties the option to reach a settlement only for traffic accidents resulting with material damage, has been created. According to this method, as of April 1, 2008, the persons involved in the accident, provided that they comply with the Traffic Law, will be able to agree each other and issue a record of settlement in lieu of “Traffic Accident Detection Report
The parties involved in traffic accidents with material damages only will issue a Record for Accident Resulting With Material Damage which is in agreement with each other without waiting for the arrival of traffic officer and apply to insurance companies with this document.
In the event of one or more of the following situations, it will not be possible to issue a traffic accident detection report filled by the parties and therfore will not be accepted by Sompo Sigorta. For this reason, in the following cases, the traffic officer should be called and a record should be kept as in the previous practice. Apart from this, only in case of accidents with material damage, it is possible for the parties to issue a record only if they reach an agreement.
You can access the sample of the record either from the agency that issued your policy or by clicking the button below.
Proceedings that should be performed related to the minutes:
Transactions to be carried out by Sompo Sigorta regarding the record
Photographs showing the damage from different angles should be taken at the site of the accident without moving the vehicles.
Photocopies of license and driver's license should be provided with those involved.
Only the parties involved in the accident are authorized to fill the report. However, it is not necessary to have a license. The drivers involved in the accident will be able to issue the report.
Multiple forms may be used in traffic accidents involving more than two vehicles. In this case, each form must be signed by all the drivers.
All parties involved in the accident must have a wet signature on the form. Even if the reports have been copied with the photocopy, signatures must be signed after the photocopy. If the signature of one of the drivers involved in the accident is missing, the report will not be valid.
All information on the form must be read carefully and filled out in accordance with the descriptions on the front page.
In particular, the traffic policy numbers of all vehicles involved in the accident and the relevant insurance companies should be indicated. If the policy cannot be determined when it is not specified, the report shall deem to be invalid.
In order to avoid problems in the determination of defect rates and other investigations, the occurrence of the accident should be clearly written and sketched.
Please make sure that your handwriting is legible when filling out the relevant records.
And please note that this application only covers accidents with material damage.