Georgia code 40-6-49 following too closely
My first call from a potential client this morning had to do with a chain rear end accident involving three cars.My client was in the third car involved.
Apparently the car in front of my client collided with another car and my client was unable to stop soon enough to avoid an accident.
Georgia code 40–6-49 states, that the driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for speed of such vehicles, and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.
The broad interpretation is, if you strike another vehicle from the rear, you are almost always at fault.
However, in the Atlanta metro area with limited roads and more traffic than the roads were intended to hold, it is almost impossible to maintain the required safe distance.
As soon as you slow your vehicle to provide that safe distance, someone usually pulls into that safe space and now you are on the bumper of that car in front of you.
The courts are aware of this, and often times I can convince the court to to dismiss this charge.
If you received a traffic ticket for following too close, you may call the Alpharetta, Georgia traffic ticket defense attorney Scott Miller today, for a free consultation.