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State and local law enforcement are required to notify the RMV of fatal crashes (MGL Ch. 90 Section 29) using the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS). These notifications should include the particulars of the crash in the remarks section, as well as the names of the drivers involved to ensure timely action is taken.

In order to keep Massachusetts roadways safe, it is essential that dangerous drivers are taken off the road. In order to accomplish this, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is asking State and local law enforcement to notify them of all fatal crashes within 24 hours of the crash. In the absence of proper notification, drivers who may pose an immediate threat to others can continue to operate, allowing the risk of another crash or loss of life.

Click here to view instructions for entering a notification through CJIS utilizing the FAP program.

Click here to view Massachusetts RMV’s Letter to Chiefs, Colonels and Commissioners.