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Georgia Traffic Laws

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Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Georgia -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving Violations Driving under the influence of alcohol (Georgia Code 40-6-391)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Valid driver's license required (Georgia Code 40-5-20)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act (Georgia Code 40-9-1)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Valid registration required (Georgia Code 40-6-15)
Illegal U-Turn U-turns (Georgia Code 40-6-121)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Accidents; duties of drivers (Georgia Code 40-6-270)
Mechanical Violations Vehicles and equipment (Georgia Code scroll to 40-8-7 to 40-8-90)
Reckless Driving Reckless driving (Georgia Code 40-6-390)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Traffic signals (Georgia Code 40-6-21)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Safety belts (Georgia Code 40-8-76)
Speeding Speed limits (Georgia Code 40-6-181)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Vehicles and equipment (Georgia Code 40-8-7 to 40-8-90)

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