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Accident Reconstruction - Auto Theft Unit

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Each year, San Jose has a significant number of auto/pedestrian fatal collisions.
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The Auto Theft Unit has seen a recent increase in unsuspecting buyers purchasing cars which turn out to be stolen. (more. . .)

Tip: When you sell a vehicle...

  • Remember to complete the DMV form “Release of Liability.
    Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability (REG 138)

    When the owner of a California registered vehicle sells or transfers title or interest in the vehicle, the seller must complete a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability (REG 138) and submit it to the DMV within five calendar days. This releases the owner from civil or criminal liability for any parking, abandonment, or operation of the vehicle occurring after the transfer date.
  • Keep a copy of the REG 138 for your own records.
  • Click here to File a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability online
  • Or Download the form here: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg138.pdf

Pedestrian traffic fatalities are on the rise in San Jose...

Teach children how to be safe when crossing the street (Video)

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Also available on YouTube (in English) (en Español)

Schools that are interested in scheduling a Street Smarts School Safety Education Program, please contact: (408) 975-3296


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