“Following too closely” is a common traffic violation in Georgia that is more commonly known as tailgating. In many cases, you are ticketed for following too closely if you are involved in a rear-end accident that requires a police report.
A Georgia tailgating traffic violation usually results in a hefty fine as well as three points on your license. In addition, your car insurance payments may increase, depending on your coverage. However, you should note that since following too closely is often paired with other traffic violations and incidents (DUI, reckless driving, speeding, accidents, and injuries), so the consequences of your tailgating could be more serious than a simple traffic citation and fine.
What should you do if you receive a ticket for following too closely? Some choose to pay the fine and accept the consequences of having the charge on their driving record. Others choose to fight the charge either on their own or with the help of an experienced traffic lawyer. Depending on the particular details of your case, you may wish to speak with an Atlanta traffic offense attorney about your legal options. A lawyer can help you understand the evidence in your case, why you were charged, and whether it would be worth your time and effort to fight the charge in court.
The Law Office of Scott Miller offers private, informative consultations to those who have been charged with tailgating and other traffic offenses. To learn more – and to fight your ticket with the help of a small law firm – call us today: 770-408-1001.