Bicyclist on the road- What you need to know about bicycling laws.

August 26, 2017 No Comments by johnmixon

Earlier this year Georgia passed a law aimed at protecting bicyclist who are on the roads in Georgia.  While neighboring South Carolina has laws aimed at protecting bicyclist in their State; Georgia’s law is different in that it provides more specific detail.  The difference is in the Georgia “Three Feet Rule”.  A bicyclist who is on the road and following the law must be given three feet of space.  This means a driver of a motor vehicle must stay three feet behind the bicyclist and if they attempt to pass the bicyclist they must allow three feet of space to the riders left. 

If you are a bicyclist you should familiarize yourself with the laws that pertain to bicyclist on the road.  O.C.G.A. 40-6-290 through 40-6-299 outline the specifics of bicyclist behavior on the roadways in Georgia.  Governor Deal’s office has also provided invaluable information on their Governor’s Office of Highway Safety webpage . Anyone who rides a bicycle on a road in Georgia should visit this web page and understand these laws.

Like motorcycles and mopeds– A bicyclist is at a serious disadvantage in the case of a collision with a motor vehicle.  If you have been in a motorcycle, moped, or bicycle accident you may have the ability to make a claim against and at fault motor vehicle driver.  If you have been injured in an automobile accident, as another operator of an automobile or any other vehicle approved for the roadways, then call John Mixon and Associates at 706.724.9999 or toll free at 1.800.727.1234.  Put our experience to work for you today.

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