Basic Car Accident Laws  

        If you want to ensure that you do not get involved in car accident, then educate yourself on the rules and laws. Different states in the US have car accident laws that direct drivers on how to behave while driving, and what they can do and what they cannot while driving.

        If you live in California, you will benefit from knowing the following car accident laws that are prevalent in the state:

Speeding Laws:

  • No vehicle can run faster than 65 miles per hour on a highway.
  • If a vehicle is running on a two-lane road or an undivided highway, then the speed of the vehicle cannot exceed 55 miles per hour unless a higher speed limit is marked by the Department of Transportation.
  • If a highway has the ability to handle speeds greater than 65 miles per hour, the speed cannot exceed beyond 75 miles per hour.

DUI Laws:

  • A person who is under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both is prohibited from operating a vehicle.
  • If a person's blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08, he or she cannot drive a vehicle.
  • A person addicted to drugs that are considered illegal cannot drive a vehicle.
  • If a person has a BAC of 0.04, he or she is not allowed to operate commercial vehicles like trucks.

Car Accident Reporting Laws:

  • If a person is involved in a car accident that has caused injury or death of another person, then the person has to stop the car and help the person. The person should make arrangement to transport the injured to the nearest hospital or call for an ambulance.
  • The driver of the vehicle that was involved in a car accident has to leave his or her name, contact details, registration number, and name and contact details of the vehicle owner with the other driver or injured person.
  • Within 24 hours of the accident taking place, the driver has to report the matter to the Highway Patrol or police department
        If the person causing the accident flees from the scene without stopping, he or she is liable to pay a fine be imprisoned for up to 5 years. WelcomeToWelcomeRocketswag



Basic Car Accident Laws

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