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Pay for accident reports with debit or credit card

Date: 2023-05-30 11:35:25

Pay for accident reports with debit or credit card

A speed point card machine is now available for residents to pay for accident reports.

THE eThekwini Transport Authority (ETA) is pleased to announce that a speed point card machine is now available
for payments of accident reports. The public can now use any of the major debit or credit cards at the Road Safety
Branch Public Desk located at 30 Archie Gumede Place, ETA Building, 2nd Floor, Room 216A.

Deputy Head for Strategic Transport Planning Nelisiwe Zama said: “Our clients have requested a speed point payment option and we have listened. This credit or debit card payment option is safer, quicker, and more convenient. Previously the public paid via EFT and had to wait for five to seven working days for the funds to clear and reflect on the City’s bank account before they can get a copy of their accident report. The second option was to pay cash.” An accident report costs R120 and can be obtained from the Road Safety Branch at the ETA Building.

The branch also collects forms weekly from South African Police Service stations. Should a member of the public
require an accident report form that has not yet been collected from the station, that person is required to pay and then take their receipt to the appropriate police station where they will be provided with a copy of the form.

The following documents are required to obtain an accident report: 
  • People directly involved in the accident: ID or Drivers Licence 
  • Attorneys: Signed “Power of Attorney” by their client together with a formal request letter
  • Insurance companies, accident investigation companies, and ambulance services: Consent letter signed by their client 
  • SAPS and Metro Police: Produce the original docket and their appointment card To trace an accident report,
    the Road Safety Branch requires the accident report number, date of accident, vehicle registration details and
    the driver, passenger/s, and pedestrian ID numbers where applicable.