The Act increases the penalty from a misdemeanor to a felony for drivers who leave the scene of an accident in which serious bodily injury or death occurs. It also provides that a violation of this Code section constitutes a state violation, rather than a violation of a local ordinance.
"MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC Hit and Run: Increase Penalty,"
Georgia State University Law Review:
1, Article 42.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol5/iss1/42