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(a) The police department shall receive and properly file all accident reports made to it under state law or under any ordinance of this city, but all such accident reports made by drivers shall be for the confidential use of the police department, the corporation counsel, the commissioner of transportation, and other officers of the city for official use. All other accident reports made by police officers or others may be furnished to persons or organizations having an interest therein, and the police department shall charge a fee of $5.00 for each such report or, in the case of an accident which was investigated by an accident reconstruction officer or accident reconstruction team, $20.00 for each such report. The police department shall also maintain a suitable record of all traffic accidents reported for each driver.
(b) The police department shall maintain records of all accidents in which the use of a mobile, cellular, analog, wireless or digital telephone while driving is a contributing factor.
(c) The superintendent of police shall annually prepare a traffic report which shall be filed with the mayor and the city council. Such report shall contain information on:
(1) the number of traffic accidents, the number of persons killed, the number of persons injured and the other pertinent traffic accident data;
(2) the number of traffic accidents investigated and other pertinent data on the safety activities of the police;
(3) the plans and recommendations of the superintendent of police for future traffic safety activities.
(d) Whenever the accidents at any particular location become numerous, the superintendent of police shall cooperate with the commissioner of transportation in conducting studies of such accidents and determining remedial measures.
(Added Coun. J. 7-12-90, p. 18634; Amend Coun. J. 12-11-91, p. 10832; Amend Coun. J. 7-29-03, p. 5728, § 1)