Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty to Stop When There Is a Crash Involving Death or Personal Injuries?

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Pursuant to Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.027 – Crash Involving Death or Personal Injuries, the driver of any vehicle involved in a crash, whether occurring on public or private property, that results in injury of any person has a duty to stop his or her vehicle immediately at the scene of the crash, or as close thereto as possible. Also, the driver of the vehicle has a duty to remain at the crash site until he or she has fulfilled the requirements set out in section 316.062, Florida Statutes. Any driver who willfully violates the provisions of sec. 316.027 commits a third-degree felony.
The following is a list of information driver’s involved in crashes that result in death or personal injuries are required to give pursuant to sec. 316.062:
– The driver’s name
– The driver’s address
– The registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving
– Upon request and if available, the driver shall exhibit his or her license or pert to drive, to any person injured in such crash or to the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle or other property damaged in the crash. Licenses or permits shall also be given to police officers at the scene or officers who are investigating the crash.

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