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New Russian Accident statement form available

Finally we put together the Russian European Accident Statement PDF form for you to download. A link you will find in the downloads section in our website. The Russian European Accident Statement is called the “Извещение о дорожно-транспортном происшествии”. When you go on a trip to Russia, you can now take the Russian version with you which makes it easier to fill it in together with somebody that doesn’t speak your language.

You can download the new Russian document from here:

Download Russisch – Извещение о дорожно-транспортном происшествии

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Celebrating 10 years of Car Travel Docs

After launching Car Travel Docs 10 years ago, we thought we would like to celebrate it with a totally new designed responsive website. Today it is ready, it looks cool, clean, modern and works on mobile devices.

Documents

Besides updating the website, we have also updated all PDF documents. The English, Dutch, French and German documents can now be digitally filled in with a PDF Reader application.

Permissions

You are now also allowed to add comments in the document and that allows you to use drawing options from your PDF application to sketch e.g. what happened during the accident.

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New Italian Constatazione Amichevole di Incidente

Finally we put together the Italian European Accident Statement PDF for you to download. A link you will find in the downloads section in our website. The Italian European Accident Statement is called the “Constatazione Amichevole di Incidente”. When you go on a trip to Italy, you can now take the Italian version with you which makes it easier to fill it in together with somebody that doesn’t speak your language.

You can download the new Italian document from here:

Download Italian – Constatazione Amichevole di Incidente

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New German and French European Accident Statements

We have updated the German and French European Accident Statements and, they can now be filled in and signed with a PDF Reader e.g. from Adobe.

You can download the new French accident statement from here:

Download French – Constat Amiable D’Accident Automobile

And the new German accident statement can be downloaded using this link:

Download German – Europäischer Unfallbericht

Go download them and try it out.

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New English and Dutch European Accident Statements

We updated the English and Dutch European Accident Statements and, they can now be filled in and signed with a PDF Reader e.g. from Adobe.

You can download the new English accident statement from here:

Download English – European Accident Statement

And the new Dutch accident statement can be downloaded using this link:

Download Dutch – Europees Schadeformulier

Go download them and try it out.

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Stress free travel with Spaceitup

You like to swim at the same beach as last time but you don’t remember where it was, or you would like to park at that free parking place but you cannot find it any more.

With the Spaceitup app  you can easily save these locations and always find them again. You can also share them with others if they visit the same place.

You like to swim at the same beach as last time but you don’t remember where it was, or you would like to park at that free parking place but you cannot find it any more.

With the Spaceitup app  you can easily save these locations and always find them again. You can also share them with others if they visit the same place.

The Spaceitup app is also handy to plan holidays so, you can take all your locations with you. For example, you can save the location of the camping, airport, and restaurants you like to visit while driving to your holiday destination.

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What must I have in my car ?

Be prepared for your next trip, a warning triangle is mandatory for all countries

When you travel abroad with your car, certain objects like a warning triangle are mandatory to bring along. This article will give an indication what to take with you for a number of countries. However, Car Travel Docs can not be held liable for misinformation. We strongly recommend contacting your insurance company before travelling abroad.

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European Accident Statement

Extra instructions for the European Accident Statement

1. Only use one set of forms for 2 vehicles involved (2 for 3 vehicles involved etc.). It doesn’t matter who sends them in or fills them out. Please use a ball point pen for filling out the statement and make sure that the copy is legible.

2. When filling out the accident report please pay attention to the following:

  • When answering the following two questions please refer to:

a) your insurance documents, pursuant to Item 8 (policy or green card),
b) your driving licence, pursuant to Item 9.

  • Clearly indicate the point of initial impact (10).
  • Put a cross (X) next to the facts (1–17) which were relevant to your accident (12), and state the total number of spaces marked with a cross.
  • Draw a plan of the accident location (13) showing all the relevant information.

3. Please give the name of one witness to the accident, especially in case of disagreement.

4. Sign the accident statement and have it signed by the other driver
(15). Hand one copy of the accident statement to other driver and keep one yourself.

When you return home
  • Don’t forget to indicate when and where your vehicle can be inspected by an expert.
  • Under no circumstances alter anything on the accident statement.
  • Send the form to your insurer immediately.
Please note
  • This form exists in different languages but with identical contents.
  • This form may be used even if no other vehicle is involved, for example, where there is a comprehensive insurance policy, in cases of damage to the driver’s own vehicle or in zhe case of Theft or fire.

(Text taken from the German CEA multi-language instruction document)

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What is a green card ?

The Green Card is also called an International Motor Insurance Card is a document that provides prove that you have the minimum required third party liability insurance for the country you are traveling in. When you carry a green card it makes it easier to travel into different countries because you have prove of insurance at the border and it will protect the interests of the people from those countries in case of an accident. The Green Card is issued by 45 insurance organizations of mostly European countries, which are all affiliated to an umbrella organization, the Council of Bureau (CoB).

The following list shows countries that don’t require a green card

Andorra, Austria, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,  Poland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

The following list shows countries that do require a green card

Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Israel, Moldova, Morocco, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Islamic Republic of Iran.

When you travel to any of the countries mentioned above, you can ask for a green card from your insurance company. If they cant provide one, you may consider contacting another insurance company, or you can ask for a border insurance at the point of entry of that country.

The green card is still the most recognized and understood proof of car insurance by local police. Even when you travel to countries where the document is not required anymore it is good to keep one with you, so you can always show proof of insurance when its needed, for example after an accident.

Since the Green Card is valid for a limited period of time, it is important to check its validity before setting off on a trip. In the event of an accident, the duplicate of the Green Card – if there is one – should be given to the police or the injured party. If a duplicate of the Green Card is not available, a copy will have to be made or the police will record all the relevant data in the police report.

New version

During its General Assembly, 2008 the CoB has approved a new Green Card model. This document has subsequently been approved by the UN (ECE). During its meeting held 27.11.2008, the NBI & NGF Management Committee has also approved the new format.

The new Green Card model is compulsory since 1.1.2011. Old Green Cards issued before 1.1.2011 remain valid until their expiry date (second date in field Nr. 3). A Green Card issued in the old format after the 1.1.2011 will be considered invalid. It can be confiscated by the border authorities.

(Partly copied from http://www.nbi.ch/green-card-003-020601-en.htm)

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Hosting the European Accident statement

Hi all,

Since the 9th of June 2011 Car Travel Docs is allowed to host the official European accident statement. We have worked hard to obtain the original versions from the CEA in Brussels and insurance organizations in each country. Slowly we are extending our list of documents and we hope to provide you with the documents you need to travel save on your holidays.

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