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Accident Reporting

1. The Tennessee Treasury Department has a program to assist with accident reporting for the state – the State of Tennessee Auto Liability Program.  This program requires that steps be taken when a vehicle (UT-owned, rental vehicle such as Enterprise, or personally owned) makes contact with a third party individual or another third party vehicle while on University business.  Please reference the following documentation for further details.  The documents should be included in any vehicle operated by a UT employee while on University business.

Auto Accident Reporting Instructions

Damage Notification

Driver’s Report of Vehicle Accident (Not required for personally owned vehicles)

These steps must be followed to avoid future financial penalties.

Please contact the Office of Risk Management for further details – 865.974.5409 or

2.  In addition to the State of Tennessee Auto Liability Program, the Office of Risk Management requires the completion of the Driver’s Report of Vehicle Accident when operating a vehicle on UT business.  This report must be completed, signed by the supervisor, and submitted to Fleet Management and Risk Management.

3.  Pictures of the vehicle damage (at least four from different angles and distances) are required to complete the damage report.  If needed, photos can be taken at the Fleet Management location at 1201 UT Drive Knoxville, TN 37996.


In compliance with statutes and directives of the State of Tennessee as set forth in T.C.A. §9-8-101 et seq., the University of Tennessee self-insures its exposures in general liability, automobile liability, professional malpractice and worker’s compensation. Contact Risk Management for exact details.