Laws Lawyers Find Laws Legal Forms State Laws Bills

GEORGIA STATUTES AND CODES

§ 40-6-48 - Driving on roadways laned for traffic

Listen
O.C.G.A.40-6-48 (2010) 40-6-48.Driving on roadways laned for traffic Wheneverany roadway has been divided into two or more clearly marked lanes fortraffic, the following rules, in addition to all others consistent withthis Code section, shall apply:(1)Avehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within asingle lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver hasfirst ascertained that such movement can be made with safety;(2)Upona roadway which is divided into three lanes, and provides for two-waymovement of traffic, with two lanes in one direction, a vehicle beingdriven in a continuous or center lane shall have the right of way whenovertaking and passing another vehicle traveling in the same direction;(3)Upona roadway which is divided into three lanes and provides for two-waymovement of traffic, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center laneexcept when overtaking and passing another vehicle traveling in the samedirection when such center lane is clear of traffic within a safedistance, or in preparation for making a left turn, or where such centerlane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the samedirection that the vehicle is proceeding and such allocation isdesignated by official traffic-control devices or road striping;(4)Officialtraffic-control devices may be erected directing specified traffic,including but not limited to buses or trucks, to use a designated laneor designating those lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particulardirection regardless of the center of the roadway, and drivers ofvehicles shall obey the directions of every such device; and(5)Officialtraffic-control devices may be installed prohibiting the changing oflanes on sections of roadway, and drivers of vehicles shall obey thedirections of every such device.
Loading...
  • Play
  • Pause
  • Volume:
  • Mute
  • Half
  • Max
  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-48 (2010)
    40-6-48. Driving on roadways laned for traffic


    Whenever any roadway has been divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, the following rules, in addition to all others consistent with this Code section, shall apply:

    (1) A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety;

    (2) Upon a roadway which is divided into three lanes, and provides for two-way movement of traffic, with two lanes in one direction, a vehicle being driven in a continuous or center lane shall have the right of way when overtaking and passing another vehicle traveling in the same direction;

    (3) Upon a roadway which is divided into three lanes and provides for two-way movement of traffic, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing another vehicle traveling in the same direction when such center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or in preparation for making a left turn, or where such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the same direction that the vehicle is proceeding and such allocation is designated by official traffic-control devices or road striping;

    (4) Official traffic-control devices may be erected directing specified traffic, including but not limited to buses or trucks, to use a designated lane or designating those lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction regardless of the center of the roadway, and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such device; and

    (5) Official traffic-control devices may be installed prohibiting the changing of lanes on sections of roadway, and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such device.

    Georgia Forms by Issue

    Georgia Children/Juvenile Forms
    Georgia Court Forms
    > Magistrate
    Georgia Family Forms
    Georgia Name Change Forms
    Georgia Tax Forms

    Georgia Law

    Georgia State Laws
        > Georgia Child Support
        > Georgia Gun Laws
        > Georgia Statutes
    Georgia Court
        > Furman v. Georgia
        > Gregg v. Georgia
        > Worcester v. Georgia
    Georgia State
        > Georgia Counties
    Georgia Tax
        > Georgia State Tax
    Georgia Labor Laws
        > Georgia Unemployment
    Georgia Agencies
        > Better Business Bureau Georgia
        > Georgia Department of Corrections
        > Georgia Department of Education
        > Georgia Department of Labor
        > Georgia Department of Revenue
        > Georgia DMV
        > Georgia Real Estate Commission
        > Georgia Secretary of State
        > Georgia Secretary of State Corporation

    Georgia Court Map

    Tips