Understanding Georgia Motor Vehicle Crash Report Codes
When drivers can’t see, it makes it very difficult to operate their vehicles effectively. It’s much harder to see at night, and even during times when the sun is not high in the sky, such as during sunset or at dawn. Because light can contribute to the reason an accident occurred, there is a specific category for “Light Condition” on the Georgia Motor Vehicle Crash Report.
Light Condition Codes Listed on the Crash Report
The officer will choose the most appropriate light conditions based on the following categories.
- 1 – Daylight
- 2 – Dusk
- 3 – Dawn
- 4 – Dark (But Lighted)
- 5 – Dark (Not Lighted)
Most car accidents happen in the evening hours. Because of this, local governments are often looking for ways to provide additional lighting in high-danger areas, such as around intersections, exit ramps, and Y-intersections. That is part of the reason there is a distinction between “lighted” and “not lighted” accident tracking on the Georgia Motor Vehicle Crash Report.
Light Conditions in Your Car Accident Case
Drivers must be able to see appropriately to react to dangerous situations. When they are traveling too fast in dimly lit areas, that can significantly reduce their reaction time. When drivers can’t respond quickly enough, accidents happen that can cause serious damages and injuries. John Foy & Associates wants to help you when this type of situation occurs involving you or your family. Fill out the form to your right or call us at 404-400-4000 to get your FREE consultation today.