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Accident Investigation, in Case a Government Vehicle Is Involved

Overview

Analyzing road accidents involving Government vehicles for cost recovery and encouragement of safe driving among Government drivers.

Who is eligible?

A victim of an accident where a Government vehicle is involved.

How do I get this service?
  • Victims must report accidents to the Botswana Police Service within 48hrs
  • The driver should immediately report the accident to his supervisor/ Department and where possible, arrange for the removal of the vehicle from the scene.
  • The driver must furnish the Police with his names and address, write a Police Statement and pay P160.00.
  • Provide necessary information relating to the accident, in order to assist Police to complete the accident report.
  • With the above in order, the vehicle can be booked in any nearest Central Transport Organisation (CTO) workshop for assessment  to determine either to repair, board or write off.
  • The vehicle can be repaired in-house or subcontracted
  • Repairs carried out in CTO workshops (in-house) that is ; damages, cost and labour charges will be outlined in Form CTO 8.  The same Form is used to recommend vehicles for boarding or write off.
  • With subcontracted repairs, private garages are invited to tender.
  •  All cases involving third parties are referred to the Attorney General’s Chambers by CTO since civil action by or against Government is instituted by the Attorney General. 
What supporting documents are required?

The following documents are provided by the Police upon completion of the investigation:

  • BP 29: Vehicle Inspection Report
  • BP 64: Police Report/A16 police occurrence
  • Sketch plan
How much does it cost?

No cost associated with the service.

Where can I obtain this service?

Central Transport Organisation

Headquarters - CBD           

Opening hours are from 07:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

Where can I get more information on this Service

Central Transport Organisation

Headquarters - CBD           

Private Bag X048, Gaborone           

Tel: 393 4490      

Fax: 391 0667/390 6404

Email: mtcpro [at] gov.bw

Toll Free: 17779

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