A local Georgia man was killed in a two car wreck on I-75 this past week.
According to reports, the accident happened before rush hour and blocked all lanes for hours. An investigation is still ongoing. So far, it has suspected that one of the vehicles left the roadway and struck the other vehicle that was parked on the shoulder.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I specialize in all offenses related to serious traffic violations such as DUI in Georgia. In today's post, I will outline the offense that has been suspected in the incident above - failure to maintain lane.
Failure to Maintain Lane in Georgia
Failure to maintain lane in Georgia is defined by the Georgia Code in O.C.G.A §40-6-48 as:
When a road has been divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, 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.
By itself, the ticket will usually result in a small fine and three points on your driver's license. It is important to remember that while 3 points may not seem very much, an accumulation of 15 points in 2 years will lead to a license suspension for six months. For a person under 21 years of age, 4 points will result in the driver's license being suspended.
Failure to maintain lane is one of the most common reasons police officers cite as a basis for a traffic stop that results in a DUI investigation and arrest. Officers often testify to having seen a vehicle touch the fog line, even just one time.
Contact our offices today if you or a loved has been arrested.