2021 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 6 - Uniform Rules of the Road
Article 12 - Accidents
§ 40-6-272. Duty Upon Striking Fixture

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-6-272 (2021)

The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a fixture legally upon or adjacent to a highway shall take reasonable steps to locate and notify the owner or person in charge of such property of such fact and of his name and address and of the registration number of the vehicle he is driving and shall, upon request and if available, exhibit his operator's license.

(Ga. L. 1953, Nov.-Dec. Sess., p. 556, § 44; Code 1981, §40-6-273; Code 1981, §40-6-272, as redesignated by Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, § 5.)

OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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.

RESEARCH REFERENCES

Am. Jur. 2d.

- 7A Am. Jur. 2d, Automobiles and Highway Traffic, § 326 et seq.

C.J.S.

- 60 C.J.S., Motor Vehicles, § 46. 61A C.J.S., Motor Vehicles, § 1692 et seq.

ALR.

- 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.

Duty toward travelers as regards condition of street or highway left as result of an accident therein, 81 A.L.R. 1004.

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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