Odd Traffic Laws in the State of Georgia
Georgia has some strange traffic laws that you may or may not be aware of. Here are some of those laws:
- Quitman, Georgia and Dublin, Georgia have a law making it illegal to drive through a playground.
- St. Mary’s, Georgia and Marietta, Georgia have a law making it illegal to spit from a moving automobile or bus, but permissible to spit from a truck.
- Members of the Georgia state assembly cannot have their cars ticketed while the legislature is in session.
- If you slow down to make a u-turn and are in a prohibited location, such as at a curve, or where other drivers cannot see you, in some cases, the accident may be your fault, even though you were hit in the rear.
- If a large bus or truck is making a u-turn and swings to the right before making a u-turn to the left, the passing motorist behind the truck could be at fault, if the truck turns back to the left and hits the motorist.
- You cannot live on a boat for more than 30 days, during the calendar year, even if just passing through the state. This includes houseboats, floating homes and other floating structures used for humans and/or animals.
- In Georgia, there are no national bicycle traffic laws, and the bicycle is considered a legal vehicle. http://www.bicyclegeorgia.com/galaw.html
- The price of a speeding ticket in South Georgia can vary as much as $850, depending on where you get caught. Also, Georgia is one in five states allowing tickets up to $1000.
- Glynn and Camden counties ticket nearly $100 for driving one mile over the speed limit, increasing their rates gradually up to $500.
- Wayne and Pierce Counties charge double fines when speeders go over thirty miles over the limit.
- In McIntosh County you pay little or nothing for driving ten miles over the limit, but when going twenty four miles or more, expect fines in the $700 dollar range.
- There is a super speeder fine enacted by then Governor Sonny Perdue in 2008, where speeders pay $200 over the fine for driving above 85 mph.