Vehicles Should Be Moved After Traffic Accident
LABELLE, FL. -- Yes, you can move your vehicle out of the way after traffic accidents. In fact, Florida law states that you must make every reasonable effort to move a disabled vehicle or have it moved so as not to obstruct the regular flow of traffic, as long as the vehicle is drivable and there are no injuries. Police and insurance companies will not penalize you for moving your vehicle off the road.
Florida law requires (F.S. 313.061) that if a damaged or disabled vehicle is obstructing traffic, the driver of the vehicle must make every reasonable effort to move the vehicle or have it moved so as not to obstruct the regular flow of traffic. If he or she cannot move the vehicle alone, they should solicit help and move the vehicle. Motorists involved in a traffic incident or attending a disabled vehicle are required to move their vehicle off the roadway when the vehicle is moveable and there are no injuries.
Moving your damaged vehicle off the roadway helps clear accidents quickly, reduce congestion and improve safety conditions for responders. Traffic safety experts say follow these guidelines:
Assess. Check for injuries. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately and wait for emergency responders.
MOVE IT...Yes you can! Determine whether the vehicles are moveable. Move vehicles off the road to the nearest safe location.
Notify. If there are no injuries, call 911 to alert them of the accident and your location and follow the instructions of the dispatcher.
Report. Exchange driver, vehicle and insurance information. Report the incident as instructed by law enforcement and your insurance provider.