February is Hit-and-Run Awareness Month. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) urges drivers involved in a crash to stay at the scene.
Nearly 25 percent of all Florida crashes involve a hit-and-run. The Stay at the Scene campaign aims to bring down the number of hit-and-run crashes by informing drivers on what to do if they’re involved in a crash and the consequences they face if they choose to leave the scene.
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Hit-and-Run Awareness Month.
In Florida, between 2015 and 2022, there were 815,604 hit-and-run crashes that resulted in 1,873 traffic fatalities.
The answer is D: 25
The offender will also be penalized with a first-degree felony and a revoked license for at least three years.
The answer is A: True
According to the FLHSMV, over 84% of all hit-and-run fatalities from 2015 to 2019 occurred at night or during low-light hours.
The answer is C: Night
If you witness a hit-and-run, dial *FHP (*347) or report it anonymously to Florida Crime Stoppers by calling **TIPS (**8477).
The answer is D: All of the above
For more information on the Florida Statutes associated with hit-and-run crashes (316.027 and 316.061), click here.