Understanding Georgia Motor Vehicle Crash Report Codes
Driver age is one of many factors that the federal government and the State of Georgia tracks. New drivers, especially those who are between the ages of 16 and 17, have the highest rates of crash involvement. As a result, Georgia is often looking for ways to train drivers better so that they are safe on the road. Also, drivers over the age of 80 have very high rates of driver death as well.
Age Codes on the Crash Report
The Age category also tracks any passengers or other involved in the accident as well. The general age categories include:
- 00: Infants up to 1 year old
- 01-97: The actual age of the person, if it’s between 1 and 98
- 98: 98 years old or older
- 99: Unknown
In most situations, the number that you see in this category is the actual age of the driver or other passenger involved in the crash. There are really only three situations when the individual will use a code—when the person is very young or very elderly. Instead, the age category “is what it is” in most situations.
Age in Your Car Accident Case
Sometimes accidents occur because the driver is simply inexperienced and didn’t react appropriately to the situations. On the other hand, as drivers get older, they also may lose the ability to respond quickly, see hazards, and even have the hand-eye coordination to control their vehicle properly. John Foy & Associates can help you use the information regarding the age of the other driver to your advantage in your car accident case. Fill out the form to your right or call us at 404-400-4000 to get your FREE consultation today.