A: At the scene of a collision, it’s important to get information about the other driver’s car insurance company. When the police are involved, the investigating officer is supposed to complete a form (usually called an “accident summary”) that:
- identifies each vehicle by manufacturer, model and plate number,
- identifies each driver by name, address, date of birth and driver’s license number, and
- identifies each owner by name, address, insurance company and insurance policy number.
A copy of this form is given to each driver.
If the police are not involved, the drivers should exchange the same information.