NASA Official Fleet Management Handbook
Accidents and Investigations
Notification of Proper Authorities
Operators involved in accidents will stop immediately
and render any possible assistance. Other motorists should be warned of
any existing highway hazards and debris. The operator will immediately
notify local law enforcement authorities when on public roads. The
operator will also notify his/her immediate supervisor, the GSA Accident
Management Center (AMC), and the CTO as soon as possible.
GSA vehicles not able to be driven shall be towed to
the nearest authorized facility to obtain a repair estimate. All other
Government vehicles shall be towed to the responsible NASA Center unless
otherwise directed by the CTO or designated representative (such as the
Completion of Accident Reports
The SF 91 (and SF 94 if possible) and the NF 1627,
NASA Mishap Report will be completed for all accidents involving
Government-owned and GSA vehicles. This report must be completed the
same day of the accident (assuming the driver is physically capable) and
then delivered to the individualís supervisor, GSA AMC, the CTO, and
other parties as deemed necessary.
Vehicle userís organization will be billed for
accidents and incidents for GSA vehicles as outlined in 41CFR section
101-39.406. The vehicle operators will take the vehicle in for a repair
estimate and take the vehicle in for repairs once approval is obtained
from the GSA AMC. For other Government-owned vehicles, the Government is
self-insured and will absorb the cost of accidents in its operating
budget unless negligence has been determined.
Revocation of Driving Privilege
Licenses may be suspended or revoked by the issuing
authority for cause any time. When an individualís license is suspended
or revoked by the State or the Government for Government-issued
licenses, then the operator shall report this information to the
immediate supervisor on the next work day following the suspension or
revocation of the license.
of Accident Procedures
The following process will be followed for personnel
involved in accidents in Government vehicles:
immediately and provide assistance to the injured.
leave the scene of an accident.
moving seriously injured persons unless essential for their
other motorists of any existing highway hazards and use flares or
reflectors during hours of darkness or where visibility is poor.
civil and NASA authorities.
accident report, SF 91 (and SF 94, witness report, if possible); and
NF 1627, NASA Mishap Report, if individual is unable to complete,
then the next person responsible for equipment operations will
complete the report.
expressing opinions regarding liability.
copy of SF 91, SF 94, and NF 1627 to supervisor, GSA FMC or AMC for
GSA vehicles, the CTO, and other parties as deemed necessary.
with state and local laws pertaining to accident reporting and the
rules of this handbook.
to drive or tow vehicle for repair estimate and subsequent repair.
Government-Owned Vehicles. The expeditious completion of accident
claims and subsequent investigation is a critical part of risk
Vehicles. Users must work closely with GSA to process claims and
properly investigate accidents.
Page: Driver's Handbook\Accidents
08/30/2005 07:49 PM