Accident Index Guide

These codes are used on the North Carolina Crash Report:

0 No contributing circumstances indicated
1 Disregarded yield sign
2 Disregarded stop sign
3 Disregarded other traffic signs
4 Disregarded traffic signals
5 Disregarded road markings
6 Exceeded authorized speed limit
7 Exceeded safe speed for conditions
8 Failure to reduce speed
9 Improper turn
10 Right turn on red
11 Crossed centerline/going wrong way
12 Improper lane change
13 Use of improper lane
14 Overcorrected/oversteered
15 Passed stopped school bus
16 Passed on hill
17 Passed on curve
18 Other improper passing
19 Failed to yield right of way
20 Inattention
21 Improper backing
22 Improper parking
23 Driver distracted
24 Improper or no signal
25 Followed too closely
26 Operated vehicle in erratic, reckless, careless, negligent or aggressive manner
27 Swerved or avoided due to wind, slippery surface, vehicle, object, non-motorist
28 Visibility obstructed
29 Operated defective equipment
30 Alcohol use
31 Drug use
32 Other* (write in the narrative)
33 Unable to determine
34 Unknown
35 Driver distracted by electronic communication device (cell phone, texting, etc.)
36 Driver distracted by other electronic device (navigation device, DVD player, etc.)
37 Driver distracted by other inside the vehicle
38 Driver distracted by external distraction (outside the vehicle)

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