Rules of the Road Topics A - F

  1. Accidents
  2. Backing Up
  3. Bumpers
  4. Driver's License
  5. Door Opening
  6. Exhaust Systems
  7. Fines
  8. Fire Extinguisher
  9. Fleeing
  10. Follow Distance

Accidents are classified into two groups. They are the following.

Accidents to Report

  • Reportable accidents are those where either one of the vehicles involved needs to be towed or an individual is injured.
  • Duties: Police agency must be contacted, accident report is taken and turned into the State.
  • Note: Failure to report is a citable offense.

Accidents Not to Report

  • Non Reportable accidents are the fender benders and minor accidents where no one is injured and the vehicle can be driven from the scene.
  • Duties: Police agency need not be contacted, but you are responsible to exchange drivers, owners, and insurance information with the other party (s) involved.
  • Note: If you should cause damage to an attended or unattended vehicle or property and fail to stop and give proper information, the fine is $300 or not more than 90 days imprisonment, or both.