HOW WE HELP YOU FIGHT YOUR FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY CITATION
A following too closely citation is given for driving behind another vehicle more closely than is “reasonable and prudent” given the current circumstance. The citation can be issued when a rear-impact collision results in an auto accident between two or more cars. A following too closely citation will then be issued to the at-fault driver. It is also often charged in a DUI or marijuana possession case and is cited as the reason why the officer initiated a stop of the driver.
Atlanta Traffic Ticket Lawyer Sean Goldstein represents Georgia drivers and helps them fight following too closely citations issued in Metro Atlanta. Contact us for a free consultation with our experienced following too closely citation defense attorneys.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY CITATION INFORMATION
Why You Should Hire An Atlanta Traffic Lawyer To Fight Your Following Too Closely Citation
Atlanta Ticket Lawyer Sean Goldstein helps Georgia drivers fight following too closely citations across the metro area. There can be many reasons why a rear-end collision happened. It is up to the police at the scene to decide if a driver should receive a following too closely citation. Because this determination is incredibly subjective, you need an experienced traffic attorney to help you fight your case. We can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars against the possible rise in your car insurance rates by being found guilty or pleading nolo contendere to your following too closely citation.
Georgia Following Too Closely Laws and Statutes
The appropriate code section for following too closely citations in Georgia follows:
(a) The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.
(b) The driver of any motor vehicle which is drawing another vehicle when traveling upon a roadway outside of a business or residential district and which is following another motor truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle shall, whenever conditions permit, leave sufficient space so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy such space without danger, except that this shall not prevent a motor truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle from overtaking and passing any like vehicle or other vehicle.
(c) Motor vehicles being driven upon any roadway outside of a business or residential district in a caravan or motorcade whether or not towing other vehicles shall be so operated as to allow sufficient space between each such vehicle or combination of vehicles so as to enable any other vehicle to enter and occupy such space without danger. This subsection shall not apply to funeral processions, parades, or other groups of vehicles if such groups of vehicles are under the supervision and control of a law enforcement agency.
(d) Vehicles which approach from the rear any other vehicle or vehicles stopped or slowed to make a lawful turn shall be deemed to be following for purposes of this Code section.
(e) This Code section shall not apply to the operator of any non-leading vehicle traveling in a coordinated platoon. For purposes of this subsection, the term “coordinated platoon” means a group of motor vehicles traveling in the same lane utilizing vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology to automatically coordinate the movement of such vehicles.
Georgia Following Too Closely Citation Points and Penalties
Points- 3 points
Car Insurance Rate Increase- Yes
Jail/Probation- 12 months maximum
Fine- $1000 maximum fine
If you received a following too closely citation or any other traffic ticket in Atlanta, or anywhere in the State of Georgia including Gwinnett County, Dekalb County, Fulton County, Cobb County, or Douglas County, or in the cities of Atlanta, Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, Douglasville, Dunwoody, Duluth, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, or Suwanee, call us at (678)-757-5529 for a free consultation or Contact Goldstein Law Group online.