(A)   The Police Chief shall maintain a suitable system of filing traffic accident reports. Accident reports or cards referring to them shall be filed alphabetically by location.
   (B)   The Police Chief shall receive and properly file all accident reports made to him or her under state law or under any law of the city, but all such accident reports made by drivers shall be for the confidential use of the city, and no such report shall be admissible in any civil or criminal proceeding other than upon request of any person making such report or upon request of the court having jurisdiction, to prove a compliance with the laws requiring the making of any such report.
(1976 Code, § 12-1-5)