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Move Over Law in Georgia

March 20, 2020 Posted In Car Accidents,Georgia Law,Safety

A Move Over Law is a traffic rule that requires drivers to move over or slow down to accommodate stopped authorized emergency vehicles, such as ambulances and police cars. It serves to improve the safety of emergency roadside workers, as well as utility workers and motorists. Georgia passed a Move Over Law in an effort…

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Georgia Motorcycle Laws – Lane Splitting

November 20, 2019 Posted In Georgia Law,Motorcycle Accidents

Georgia is one of the top states in the country for motorcycle accidents and related deaths. In 2018, 154 motorcyclists lost their lives in Georgia traffic accidents, according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Most of these motorcyclists (134) were wearing helmets. Obeying Georgia’s motorcycle laws could help prevent motorcycle accidents.  It is…

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What to Do if You Hit a Pedestrian With Your Car

October 17, 2019 Posted In Ask a Lawyer,Georgia Law,Personal Injury

The greatest threats to pedestrian safety are drivers. Negligent and careless drivers running into pedestrians cause thousands of life-changing injuries and deaths in the U.S. each year. In one year alone, 193 pedestrians died in motor vehicle crashes in Georgia. The rate of pedestrian accidents has unsteadily increased year after year in Georgia since 2008.…

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A Guide to the Hands-Free Georgia Act

September 4, 2019 Posted In Car Accidents,Georgia Law

Since the enforcement date has already come and gone it is important to understand what the Hands-Free Georgia Act entails and what changes it has brought with it. Below is a summary of what the law says and what changes it has made to existing traffic laws. House Bill 673, known as The Hands-Free Georgia…

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