Know Georgia Law: If you’re in a car accident with no injuries, move your car off the road

January 31, 2023
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Did You Know?: If you’re involved in a car accident in Georgia with no serious injuries and the vehicles are moveable, you are required by law to move them out of the roadway.

The Johns Creek Police Department is reminding drivers of the law in an effort to keep Georgia’s roads safe.

Why It Matters: This law is in place to improve road safety and prevent secondary accidents. Leaving a car in the middle of the road not only increases the risk of it being hit again but also hinders traffic flow.

What to do if you’re in a crash: In the event of a collision, move your vehicle to the side of the road, a parking lot, or a safer location. Take a quick photo of the scene with your phone to document the position of the vehicles before moving them.

Officers will use statements from involved parties, witnesses, your photo, and the condition of the vehicles to determine fault.

Doing Your Part: By following this law, you can play your part in ensuring the safety of other drivers, help maintain traffic flow, and aid in the investigation of the accident.

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