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Bicycle Traffic Law, by Georgia Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates

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Georgia Bicycle Traffic Law: Bicyclists and Motorists Sharing the Road

Monday, April 20, 2015

In Georgia, motorists and cyclists both have responsibilities to obey traffic laws, and have equal rights to use the roadways. In this week's segment on ABC News, Atlanta car accident attorneys Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, shares important information about the Georgia law related to bicyclists, and tips for motorists to help make the roads safer for all users. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about the new law, plus other important traffic rules designed to keep motorists and cyclists safe when sharing the road.


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Georgia Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, Reviews Important Safeguards to Protect You on the Road as a Cyclist or Motorist

In Georgia, bicycles are required to follow all laws designated for “vehicles”. That means, by law, bicyclists must follow the rules of traffic signals and stop signs, the same as cars, trucks and motorcycles. In addition, new law helps keep cyclists safer. The “3-Foot Safe Passing Law” requires drivers of motor vehicles to move over at least three feet when passing cyclists. To help educate cyclists and motorists about sharing the road, the Georgia Injury Attorneys at Montlick & Associates created the video posted at the top of this page.

According to georgiabikes.org about 30 percent of bicycle injuries treated in emergency rooms involve collisions with motor vehicles, and just about one in 700 bicycle injuries is fatal. “Bike crashes in traffic are typically caused by avoidable errors. That's why it's important for cyclists and motorists to know the law, to take extra precautions when sharing the road,” says Montlick & Associates CEO and Founder, David Montlick.

Violation of a Bicycle Traffic Law in Georgia is a misdemeanor that can be punishable by fines and jail time. However, the real penalty could be serious injury or loss of life. That's why the Georgia Injury Attorneys at Montlick & Associates strongly advise that you educate yourself on rules of the road whether on a bicycle or behind the wheel of a car.

To learn more about the Georgia Bicycle Law, including information about the 3-Foot Passing Law, please click on the links posted at the top of this page.

For over 30 years, the Georgia Injury Attorneys at Montlick & Associates have made it their goal to be the best personal injury law firm in the United States. The law firm represents families and individuals who suffer from catastrophic injuries, in all types of cases involving wrongful conduct and wrongful death, including those involving crashes with cars, SUVs, buses, tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles. Each state has its own laws as to what can be recovered as damages in these types of serious accidents. In Georgia, for example, a person injured by the carelessness of another has a right to compensation for pain and suffering, reimbursement for medical bills and lost wages incurred due to the accident, and in some cases punitive damages. There are many different sources of possible recovery for accident victims, and it is important that they all are identified.

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Bicycle Traffic Laws

In this week's segment on ABC News, the Georgia Injury Attorneys at Montlick & Associates review the Georgia law related to the use of bicycles on the road.


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