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§ 20-105. Duty of driver involved in accident with unattended vehicle or property

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportationEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Transportation
Title 20. Vehicle Laws--Accidents and Accident Reports (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Transportation, § 20-105
§ 20-105. Duty of driver involved in accident with unattended vehicle or property
Duty to stop vehicle close to scene of accident
(a) The driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in damage to an unattended vehicle or other unattended property immediately shall stop the vehicle as close as possible to the scene of the accident, without obstructing traffic more than necessary.
Information provided to driver, owner, or person in charge of damaged vehicle or property
(b) Subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, the driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in damage to an unattended vehicle or other unattended property shall attempt to locate the driver, owner, or person in charge of the damaged vehicle or other property and notify him of:
(1) His name and address;
(2) The registration number of the vehicle he is driving; and
(3) The name and address of the owner of that vehicle.
Driver, owner, or person in charge of damaged vehicle or property not located
(c) If the driver, owner, or person in charge of the damaged vehicle or other property cannot be located, the driver of each vehicle involved in an accident that results in damage to an unattended vehicle or other unattended property shall leave in a conspicuous, secure place in or on the damaged vehicle or other property a written notice providing the information required under subsection (b) of this section.
Fines and penalties
(d) A person convicted of a violation of this section is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 2 months or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.

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Added by Acts 1977, c. 14, § 2, eff. July 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1986, c. 472, § 1; Acts 2017, c. 55, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 66 ½, § 10-105.
MD Code, Transportation, § 20-105, MD TRANS § 20-105
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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