Following too Closely

Have You Been Cited For Following Too Closely in Georgia?

Were You In An Accident And Charged With Following Too Closely In Georgia?

Is Follow Too Closely Or an Accident Part Of The Basis For Your Georgia DUI Arrest?

Many accident cases result in a driver being charged with Following too Closely.  This is the default ticket in a rear end accident case.  It is also often charged in a DUI case as there has to be some initial traffic offense for the officer to initiate a stop of the driver.  Be very cautious if you are ever following a friend or family member home and remember to leave plenty of room between vehicles.

When there is a accident with a DUI, you are facing enhanced punishments in court. You are also facing a more difficult case to defend. The accident itself can show that you are a less safe driver, which has to be shown to prove the case against against you.  Also, following too closely can serve as probable cause for your Georgia DUI Arrest. Georgia DUI Lawyer Richard Lawson can help.

Can a Georgia DUI Lawyer Help?

The simple answer is absolutely "YES."  Richard Lawson is a former Georgia DUI Prosecutor with more than 25 years experience defending DUI cases involving accidents and following too closely cases.  You can read his reviews on AVVO, where you will find he is Georgia's top-rated DUI Attorney.  No office is more qualified to help you evaluate and win your Georgia DUI cases.  Our experience is the difference. Our customer service and attention to detail is also the difference.

Pursuant to GA law, O.C.G.A. 40-6-49 reads as follows:

(a) The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.

(b) The driver of any motor vehicle which is drawing another vehicle when traveling upon a roadway outside of a business or residential district and which is following another motor truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle shall, whenever conditions permit, leave sufficient space so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy such space without danger, except that this shall not prevent a motor truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle from overtaking and passing any like vehicle or other vehicle.

(c) Motor vehicles being driven upon any roadway outside of a business or residential district in a caravan or motorcade whether or not towing other vehicles shall be so operated as to allow sufficient space between each such vehicle or combination of vehicles so as to enable any other vehicle to enter and occupy such space without danger. This subsection shall not apply to funeral processions, parades, or other groups of vehicles if such groups of vehicles are under the supervision and control of a law enforcement agency.

(d) Vehicles which approach from the rear any other vehicle or vehicles stopped or slowed to make a lawful turn shall be deemed to be following for purposes of this Code section.

What Can Be Done If Charged With Following Too Closely:

Generally a following to closely charged is related to a car accident. Generally it involves a rear-end collision.  When there is an accident with a DUI, the stakes are high.  DUI cases that involve accidents are difficult to defend and need the attention of the best lawyers in Georgia. We are here to help 7 days a week, 24 hours a day because your problems should not have to wait until Monday morning.  Call now for immediate help.

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