All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.
Is lane-splitting legal in Georgia?
Under Georgia law, lane splitting is illegal.
This is very important for all motorcyclists to understand, because all state laws are different, and some states might not prohibit motorcycles from traveling in between lanes and/or vehicles.
As such, if any accident involves lane splitting in Georgia, an injured person can hold the motorcyclist responsible for causing the accident. While most motorcyclists travel the roads with the priority of safety to others, the act of lane splitting poses an unnecessary risk that is avoidable. However, it is important to understand that a motorcyclist may not always be at fault for causing an accident.
For example, if a vehicle attempts to change lanes directly into a motorcycle, and the motorcyclist quickly travels between lanes in an effort to avoid an accident, any resulting accident may be considered the fault of the other driver. It isn’t always easy to determine who is at fault for causing accidents that result in significant injuries or death.