Three Common Field Sobriety Tests

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense that places everyone on the road in jeopardy. Each year over 3,000 people lose their lives as a result of motor vehicle accidents that involved a person driving under the influence. The danger caused by people driving drunk leads to law enforcement officers actively seeking out…

Can I Refuse Sobriety Testing?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed several field sobriety tests that are used by law enforcement officials nationwide to determine if a driver is operating a vehicle while under the influence. These tests are used before, or in conjunction with, traditional blood alcohol tests and are administered prior to a driver being detained….

Why Georgia Drivers Should Not Pass a School Bus

In the state of Georgia, driving past a stopped school bus is a serious offense. According to Georgia law, when a school bus stops to let off children, the traffic in both directions must come to a full stop. Unfortunately, not all drivers obey this traffic law. Impatient drivers or those who recently got their…

Five Texting While Driving Facts

In past decades, driver distractions were limited to their passengers, radios, and objects on the road. Now, thanks to the advancement of smartphones, nearly all adults have access to a world of information that drastically increases the chances of them taking their eyes off of the road for a crucial second. Georgia in particular has…

Three Things Every Georgia Driver Should Know About Driving Without Insurance

Getting motor vehicle insurance is one of the first things that a new car owner must do before driving the car home. Once you have purchased your car in Georgia, you must maintain insurance coverage on it in order to operate it legally. Unfortunately, some car owners make the mistake of letting their insurance coverage…

How to Fight a Speeding Ticket

In Georgia, getting a speeding ticket is much more than a minor inconvenience. Not only does receiving a speeding ticket mean that you will have to pay a steep fine or attend traffic court, it could also affect your ability to retain your driver’s license or maintain car insurance coverage. Once you have received more…

Marijuana Possession and DUIs in Georgia

Each year in Georgia, a number of motorists are charged with driving under the influence of marijuana. Earlier this month, a woman was charged with driving under the influence of marijuana due to a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 75 in Cobb County. The accident occurred when the motor vehicle driver struck a…

Available Speeding Ticket Defenses in Georgia

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that each year about one in 10 motor vehicle drivers are stopped for speeding with about 70% of these drivers receiving tickets. For some individuals, paying a speeding ticket is often the best idea, while other individuals might desire to avoid consequences by fighting a ticket. In either…

Running Red Lights in Georgia

There are a number of unsafe driving behaviors that are practiced by motor vehicle drivers in the state of Georgia. These driving behaviors include speeding, talking or texting on cell phones, and running red lights. Running red lights creates a significant risk of motor vehicle drivers causing a motor vehicle collision, and in fact, it…

Fighting a Speeding Ticket in Georgia

Many motor vehicle drivers in Georgia have at least once traveled faster than the speed limit. Unfortunately, one time is all that it takes for a motor vehicle driver to go past the speed limit. In many circumstances, motor vehicle drivers have reason to believe that their speeding ticket was improperly issued and that they…

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