ACCIDENTS

DUTY OF THE DRIVER

DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY 20-102, 20-101 (b)
Maryland Law states the driver and/or owner of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury or death of any person shall immediately stop at the scene of the accident and shall remain there until he has fulfilled all necessary requirements. This stop shall be made as not to obstruct traffic more than necessary.

FAILING TO STOP 16-402, 20-102
Twelve points are placed on the driver’s record after a conviction of failing to stop when involved in an accident resulting in death or personal injury.

DAMAGE ONLY
The driver and/or owner of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to a vehicle or other property shall immediately stop at the scene of the accident and shall remain there until all requirements are fulfilled.

FAILING TO STOP
The Motor Vehicle Administration may suspend the license of any driver who is convicted of failing to stop or comply with the requirements of this section when involved in an accident resulting in property damage.
After a conviction of failing to stop after a collision where property damage occurs, eight (8) points shall be assessed to the driver's record.

GIVE INFORMATION AND RENDER AID 20-104
It is the duty of any driver to give his name, address and registration number of the vehicle and insurance information, and upon request exhibit his driver’s license to any person injured, or the driver or occupant of, or person attending any vehicle or other property damaged in the accident, and to the police officer investigating the accident.

The driver shall also render to any person injured in the accident reasonable assistance, including the carrying or making arrangements for carrying of such person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital if treatment is necessary or if the carrying is requested by the injured person.

DAMAGE TO ANOTHER VEHICLE 20-105
The driver and/or owner of any vehicle which collides with any vehicle which is unattended shall immediately stop and locate the driver or owner of the vehicle, and leave the name and address or leave written notice, giving this information, in a conspicuous place in the vehicle struck.

DAMAGE TO OTHER PROPERTY 20-105
The driver and/or owner of any vehicle which is involved in any accident resulting in damage to fixtures legally upon or adjacent to the highway shall take steps to locate the owner or person in charge of such property. The driver shall leave his name, address, and registration number of the vehicle driven." "

ACCIDENT REPORT

FILING A REPORT 20-107
The driver and/or owner of every motor vehicle which is involved in an accident must file an accident report if any person is killed or injured and if a report is not made by a police officer. This report must be submitted to the Motor Vehicle Administration within 15 days of the date of the accident and evidence of liability insurance must be filed with the report.
A written accident report is not required from any person who is physically incapable of making a report during the period of incapacity.

REPORT WAIVED 20-107 (d)
Whenever an accident has been investigated by the police and a report has been filed with the Maryland State Police, the Administration shall waive the requirements for filing an accident report.

FAILURE TO FILE 20-109, 20-108
Any driver who fails to file the report as required, or fails to give the information correctly on a report, constitutes grounds for suspension or revocation of the driver's license and registration, of any vehicles registered in the name of the person failing to make the report.

POINTS 16-402
After conviction of failing to file the report a driver shall be charged to his driving record five (5) points.

RECKLESS AND NEGLIGENT DRIVING 21-901.1

RECKLESS DRIVING
Any person who operates a motor vehicle in a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property, or in a manner to indicate such disregard, shall be guilty of reckless driving.

NEGLIGENT DRIVING
Any person who drives a motor vehicle in a careless or imprudent manner, so as to endanger the property or life of any person, shall be guilty of negligent driving." "