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New GA Driving Laws/Penalties

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Someone forwarded this info to me - is this for real?
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"Please be aware of the following new driving laws that the police in Georgia will be ticketing for.



1.? ? ? Misuse of the carpool lane- First time $1068.50 starting 7-1-07 (The $271.00 posted on the highyway is old).? Second offense is doubled. Third offense is tripled and fourth offense is license suspension.



2.? ? ? Incorrect lane change- $380.00.? Don't cross the lane on solid lines or intersections.



3.? ? ? Block intersection-? $485.00



4.? ? ? Driving on the shoulder-? $450.00



5.? ? ? Cell phone use in a construction zone -Double fine as of 7-01-07. *** Cell phone use must be "hands free"? "while driving". ***



6.? ? ? Passengers over 18 not in a seatbelt- both, pasengers and drivers get tickets.



7.? ? ? Speeders can only go 3 miles above the speed limit.



8.? ? ? DUI = JAIL!? (Stays on driving record for 10 years)


9.? ? ? As of 7-01-07 cell phone use must be "hands free" while driving. Ticket is $285.00.? They will be looking for this like crazy - easy money for police department."




 
ava-gal said:
Someone forwarded this info to me - is this for real?
____________________________________________________________________
"Please be aware of the following new driving laws that the police in Georgia will be ticketing for.



1.      Misuse of the carpool lane- First time $1068.50 starting 7-1-07 (The $271.00 posted on the highyway is old).  Second offense is doubled. Third offense is tripled and fourth offense is license suspension.



2.      Incorrect lane change- $380.00.  Don't cross the lane on solid lines or intersections.



3.      Block intersection-  $485.00



4.      Driving on the shoulder-  $450.00



5.      Cell phone use in a construction zone -Double fine as of 7-01-07. *** Cell phone use must be "hands free"  "while driving". ***



6.      Passengers over 18 not in a seatbelt- both, pasengers and drivers get tickets.



7.      Speeders can only go 3 miles above the speed limit.



8.      DUI = JAIL!  (Stays on driving record for 10 years)


9.      As of 7-01-07 cell phone use must be "hands free" while driving. Ticket is $285.00.  They will be looking for this like crazy - easy money for police department."




nope, not true.

check here:


http://www.snopes.com/politics/traffic/california.asp
 
Thank you!  That one was floating around the office.

I was going to say that if GA State & local LEOs have nothing better than this to do, this is the greatest state EVER.  No crime save for on the roads  :love:
 
Unfortunately for us Virginia residents a new code went into effect for us that allows civil fines up to $3,000 in addition to any fines and court costs given by the judge. The civil fines can NOT be lowered by the courts either.
See attached PDF file for chart of the offenses :
 

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Use "Valley" Voice Now:

"It's like oh my god. What am I going to do without my cel phone permanently attached to my head. That's like so lame and unfair. Isn't it like one of those things in the prostitution, the right to wear phones or something."



Ya, I know, I'm an a$$. But what can ya do? I'm a Jersey boy.
 
Not only is it not true, GA has some of the most lenient speeding laws in the SE.  Local police are prohibited from giving RADAR speeding citations unless your going 11mph over (excluding school/residential/properly marked construction)  Also GA doesn't assign points until 15 over (some states that is auto suspension)  Hope this helps...
 
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