10.3 COMPLETION OF STANDARD FORM 91.
Standard Form 91 (Figure 26) contains spaces for
appropriate information pertaining to the vehicles,
persons injured, witnesses, description of the accident,
and related information. Navy drivers should study the
illustrated SF 91 so that the form can be filled in
properly and efficiently in case of an accident. After
completing the form, check it for completeness and
accuracy. Imagine that you are the investigating
officer trying to form a picture of the accident from
reading your report; remember that his decision about
responsibility for the accident will be based on the
details you provide. In fairness to yourself, you must
be sure that all your answers are clearly stated before
you turn in the form. When you are satisfied that they
are, sign the report and turn it in to your Commanding
Officer, supervisor, or dispatcher.
10.4 OTHER ACCIDENT REPORTS.
which occurs on public roads and involves an injury
must be reported to the State in which it occurs; most
States have similar requirements for property damage
which exceeds a minimum established in their motor
vehicle regulations. Reports to civil authorities must
be completed and filed in accordance with existing
regulations; t h e Navy driver should fill out the
required forms in duplicate, if possible in the presence
of his supervisor, and one copy shall be retained in the
files of the supervisor or the Commanding Officer.
Federal Tort Claims Act. While driving a
instructions of an
representative of the U.S. Navy, the Navy driver
becomes an agent-employee of the United States.
Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Government