Motor vehicles over 7500 kilograms maximum gross weight and trailers over 3500
kilograms maximum gross weight.
School bus (displayed in
front or rear
The vertical markings are also required to be fitted to
placed in the road, commercial vehicles or combinations longer than
13 metres (optional on combinations between 11 and 13 metres)
Hazard Warning Plates
Certain tank vehicles carrying dangerous goods must display hazard in
The panel illustrated is for
Diamond symbols indicating other risks include:
Non-flammable compressed gas
Spontaneously combustable substance
Both required when load or equipment
(eg crane jib) overhangs front or rear by more
than two metres
HOW TO USE THESE FORMS IN
Each driver who is involved in a front-to-rear collision, should fill
and exchange a copy of this form. In this way, each driver will have
enough information regarding the identity of the other driver, his
insurance and the circumstances in which the accident occurred. If a
driver does not do so, he will be breaking the law.
In the Maltese Islands, a policeman should always be
called on site, except in the case of a front-to-rear collision. A
policeman should also be present in the case of injuries or when
government property is involved. The Police can be contacted on
telephone number 224001, or at the nearest Police Station.
At the scene of the accident
1. Although each driver is supposed to have a copy of
this form in his car, only one Statement of Facts is to be used,
and it does not matter which one is completed. When the accident
involves more than two vehicles, a second form should be used.
2. The Statement of Facts is self-carbonised.
Preferablv using a ball-point pen, complete fully either the yellow or
the green part of the Statement of Facts. The other driver is to
complete the other coloured section pertaining to the second vehicle.
Obviously both drivers will need to refer to their insurance
certificates and driving licences.
3. Get details of all witnesses before they leave.
Complete question 5.
4. When you are satisfied with the accuracy of the
statement. sign it and have it signed by the other driver (15). Keep one
copy and hand the other to the other driver.
5. Don't forget to:
(a) mark clearly under (10) the point of initial
(b) tick (V) in each appropriate square on your side
(numbers 1 to 7) in section 13 and state the total number of spaces
(c) Draw a plan of the accident location (14) showing
all the informalion indicated.
6. It is advisable to keep a disposable camera in
your car. In this way, you will be able to take photographs of the
collision so as to have better proof.
When you return home
(1 ) Fully complete the Motor Accident Report on the
back of your version of the Statement of Facts. This is your own
report to your insurers, and in case of need, your insurance company
will help you fill in this report.
(2) Immediately inform your insurer about the
accident and deliver this form to them which includes (i) the
Statement of Facts and (ii) Motor Accident Report.
By reading and following the rules of The Highway Code you can
help reduce the number of deaths on our roads.