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Georgia Driving Laws

The legal team at KWFDM in Atlanta handles a great deal of personal injury cases arising from car accidents. Sadly, we know that many of these accidents could have been prevented or avoided if people knew the rules of the road and practiced safe driving habits. For example, if all motorists and their passengers refrained from driving under the influence, put away their cell phones, and obeyed posted speed limits, Georgia roads would be a much safer place for both drivers and pedestrians.

For this reason, we have included information on many of Georgia's traffic laws and safety rules right here on our website. Please take some time to review these laws.  You will likely become a safer, more aware, and more knowledgeable driver—who is less likely to be involved in a serious car accident. And if you are involved in an accident, the information on our website will help you know how to best handle the situation.

Rules of the Road in Georgia

According to the Department of Driver Services (DDS), there are more than 8.1 million valid driver’s license holders on Georgia roads, highways, and interstates. With so many people behind the wheel, observing traffic laws and practicing safe driving skills goes a long way toward protecting you, your family and friends, and all others with whom you share the road.

Lawmakers in Georgia have enacted the Uniform Rules of the Road, which sets forth the minimum standard of care motorists are required to use.  If a motorist violates one of these rules, such evidence can be used to establish a prima facie case of negligence.  For example, if a driver ran a red light and caused an accident, and received a citation from the police for running the red light, the citation can be used to establish negligence on the part of the at-fault driver     

The three most basic Georgia traffic laws require drivers to obey traffic control devices, obey the traffic directions of a law enforcement officer or firefighter (even if it goes against what the traffic control devices tell you to do), and never drive on a closed roadway. Reference the pages below for more rules, regulations, laws, and safety tips to help all Georgia drivers:

By defining the orderly movement of vehicles, pedestrians and other users of public roadways, traffic laws work to prevent crashes. Someday in the future, these rules, laws, and safety tips may help you avoid a collision, serious injury, or even death. Keep them in mind when you are behind the wheel.  Knowing the rules and how to use them will help you evaluate situations and determine your best course of action.

Contact KWFDM for Legal Advice after a Car Accident

If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision, contact the legal team at KWFDM in Atlanta at (404) 460-0101 for advice and representation. We help injured motorists obtain fair compensation from insurance companies and at-fault drivers after automobile accidents. Your initial consultation is free and we represent clients in Atlanta, Marietta, Macon, Savannah and Rome, GA.

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