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Accidents Involving Damage to Unattended Vehicles or Property 75-3745(a)

§ 3745. Accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property.

Summary offense. Fines + costs, plus discretionary jail time of up to 90 days in addition to, or instead of, fine.

No suspension

Offense carries 4 points

 

§ 3745. Accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property.

(a) General rule.–The driver of any vehicle which collides with or is involved in an accident with any vehicle or other property which is unattended resulting in any damage to the other vehicle or property shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible and shall then and there either locate and notify the operator or owner of the damaged vehicle or other property of his name, address, information relating to financial responsibility and the registration number of the vehicle being driven or shall attach securely in a conspicuous place in or on the damaged vehicle or other property a written notice giving his name, address, information relating to financial responsibility and the registration number of the vehicle being driven and shall without unnecessary delay notify the nearest office of a duly authorized police department. Every stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.

(b) Penalty.–A violation of this section is a summary offense, punishable by a fine of $300 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.

(Feb. 12, 1984, P.L.26, No.11, eff. Oct. 1, 1984; July 10, 1984, P.L.679, No.146, eff. 60 days; July 6, 1995, P.L.288, No.42, eff. 60 days)

1995 Amendment. Act 42 amended subsec. (b).