Atlanta Improper Lane Change
With hectic Atlanta traffic, improper lane change can happen to anyone. Just like failure to maintain lane in Atlanta, police officers often use improper lane change as a screen for possible DUI or other suspicious activity. If you are found guilty of the charge, you will incur 3 points against your license. If you have been issued a ticket for improper lane change in Atlanta, you need to you know your options before stepping to court. Consult with the attorneys at the Atlanta Ticket Fighters today!
Ga. Code Ann., § 40-6-123. Turning movements and required signals
(a) No person shall turn a vehicle at an intersection unless the vehicle is in proper position upon the roadway as required in Code Section 40-6-120 or turn a vehicle to enter a private road or driveway or otherwise turn a vehicle from a direct course or change lanes or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety. No person shall so turn any vehicle without giving an appropriate and timely signal in the manner provided in this Code section.
(b) A signal of intention to turn right or left or change lanes when required shall be given continuously for a time sufficient to alert the driver of a vehicle proceeding from the rear in the same direction or a driver of a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.
(c) No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this Code section to the driver of any vehicle immediately to the rear when there is an opportunity to give such signal.
(d) The signals provided for in subsection (b) of Code Section 40-6-124 shall be used to indicate an intention to turn, change lanes, or start from a parked position and shall not be flashed on one side only on a parked or disabled vehicle or flashed as a courtesy or "do pass" signal to operators of other vehicles approaching from the rear.