Learn What to Do in a Car Accident
In 2016 there were over 395,000 accidents in Florida, which is over 1,000 per day. As a driver in Florida you are required to know what to do in a car accident.
Florida had more than 50,000 accidents in 2016 that were attributed to distracted driving. Since 2013 the number of accidents because of distracted driving has increased 26 percent. The primary message you must understand is when driving you must focus on driving.
Review the guides below on what to do in a car accident and watch the videos. Then we recommend you take the practice test on Car Accidents to determine if you understand the topic.
If you get into a car accident with injuries or property damage you are required to report the accident. Learn what you should do in a car accident in Florida.
Leaving the scene of an accident in Florida may be considered hit and run and there are serious penalties.
Florida Law requires that if you hit an unattended vehicle you must make every effort to contact the owner and law enforcement.
If you get in a car accident in Florida you are required by law to give information and offer aid to anyone that needs help.
What to Do in a Car Accident
If there are injuries or property damage you should:
Law enforcement will create a report if the accident involves a DUI, property damage, injuries or death.
If you are in a small accident with no injuries and minor property damage you should move your vehicle if it is blocking traffic.
If you get into a car accident in Florida and leave the scene your license can be revoked. Leaving the scene of an accident may be considered Hit and Run.
Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident:
The penalties are as follows and all of these situations include losing your drivers license for at least 3 years.
If you come upon the scene of an accident you should:
If you hit an unattended vehicle you are required to do the following:
If you leave a note include: