CHAPTER 258

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 122

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21, CHAPTER 42 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ACCIDENTS INVOLVING MOTOR VEHICLES AND REPORTING LIMITS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 4203, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by striking subsection (b) thereof in its entirety and substituting in its place:

"(b) When an accident is not required to be reported under subsection (a) of this section, the driver may report such accident to the appropriate police agency as described in subsection (a) of this section, after complying with § 4201(b) of this Title."

Section 2. Amend § 4203(d) of Title 21 of the Delaware Code by striking "$500" as it appears therein and inserting in place thereof "$1,000".

Section 3. Amend § 4203, Title 21 of the Delaware Code, by adding a new subsection (0 thereto which shall read:

"(f) The property damage requirement in subsection (d) of this Section for investigation and completion of the Uniform Traffic Collision Report shall be adjusted beginning January I 1997, and annually thereafter on January 1st of each calendar year by increasing the previous base rate by an additional one hundred dollars ($100), up to a maximum of one thousand five hundred ($1,500)".

Section 4. "This legislation shall become effective January I, 1996."

Approved July 19, 1995