2020 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 6 - Uniform Rules of the Road
Article 12 - Accidents
§ 40-6-271. Duty Upon Striking Unattended Vehicle

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-6-271 (2020)
  1. The driver of any vehicle which collides with any vehicle which is unattended shall immediately stop and shall then and there either locate and notify the operator or owner of such vehicle of the name and address of the driver and owner of the vehicle striking the unattended vehicle or shall leave in a conspicuous placeon the vehicle struck a written notice giving the name and address of the driver and the owner of the vehicle doing the striking.
  2. Any person who fails to comply with the requirements of subsection (a) of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Ga. L. 1953, Nov.-Dec. Sess., p. 556, § 43; Ga. L. 1980, p. 1059, § 1; Code 1981, §40-6-272; Code 1981, §40-6-271, as redesignated by Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, § 5.)


Requirement to stop not extended to trains and crews.

- Requirement to stop at the scene of a motor vehicle incident does not extend to railroad trains and their operating crews. 1970 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 70-32.


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 7A Am. Jur. 2d, Automobiles and Highway Traffic, §§ 331, 332.


- 60 C.J.S., Motor Vehicles, § 46. 61A C.J.S., Motor Vehicles, § 1695.


- Liability for injuries due to collision between street car and automobile at street intersection, 28 A.L.R. 217; 46 A.L.R. 1000.

Constitutionality, construction, and effect of statute in relation to conduct of driver of automobile after happening of an accident, 66 A.L.R. 1228; 101 A.L.R. 911.

Criminal responsibility of one other than driver at time of accident, under "hit and run" statute, 62 A.L.R.2d 1130.

Sufficiency of compliance with requirement of criminal "hit and run" statute that motorist identify himself, 48 A.L.R.3d 685.

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