Georgia Law

Are Lane Splitting & Lane Filtering Legal in Georgia?

Motorcycle riding is popular in Georgia, and with good reason — riding is fun, exciting, and social. However, it can also be dangerous in certain circumstances. As such, motorcycle riders are expected to follow the same rules of the road as other drivers, with some additional laws devised specifically for motorcyclists. Among these, it’s illegal… read more

Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses

Commercial Driver’s Licenses allow people to drive large trucks and other commercial vehicles, such as buses. CDLs are required to drive 18-wheelers, big rigs, tractor trailers, and semi-trucks. The driver must have specialized training and knowledge to operate these vehicles.  There are three types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses In Georgia: Class A Commercial Driver’s License… read more

What to Do if You Were Hurt on the Job in Georgia

Workers’ compensation is no-fault, employer-provided insurance covering worker-related injuries and illness. Most Georgia employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. You can verify your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage on the SBWC’s website. Steps to Take After Being Injured on the Job in Georgia A work-related injury can be frightening. However, knowing what steps… read more

Child Booster Seat/Restraint Laws in Georgia

Georgia has some of the strongest child safety seat laws in the country. Under Georgia law, all child safety seats must comply with federal safety standards. All drivers transporting children under eight years old must use a safety seat. Every year, Georgia has tens of thousands of car accidents involving at least one passenger under… read more

What Age Can a Child Ride on the Back of a Motorcycle in Waynesboro, GA?

Like most states, Georgia does not set a minimum age for children to ride on the back of a motorcycle. Only five states impose age restrictions on motorcycle passengers — Arkansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington. To determine whether your child can legally and safely ride on the back of your motorcycle, you need to… read more

Do Backseat Passengers Have to Wear a Seat Belt in Georgia?

Every time you get on the road, you face the risk of a car accident. One of the only proactive measures you can take to protect yourself in the event of a car crash is to wear your seat belt. Not using a seat belt can have catastrophic consequences if you’re in a car accident…. read more

Are Hidden Nanny Cams Actually Legal in Georgia?

Nanny cams are legal in Georgia for monitoring criminal activity. The video from a nanny cam could become valuable evidence in a criminal or personal injury case against a nanny for negligence or assault. However, Georgia, like most states, has laws against voyeurism and eavesdropping. Using a nanny cam to invade your nanny’s privacy could… read more

What Happens If I Don’t Show Up for Jury Duty in Georgia?

The U.S. and Georgia constitutions protect the right to a trial by jury in both criminal and civil matters. In a jury trial, an impartial panel of ordinary people weighs the evidence and determines the facts of the case. But jury trials rely on ordinary people appearing for jury duty. Without an adequate pool of… read more

Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in Georgia?

Georgia’s traffic laws are designed to promote the safety of all motorists and pedestrians. By obeying these laws, you can minimize your chances of being involved in a car accident. You already know that you can’t drink and drive or exceed the speed limit. However, you may be wondering whether it’s legal to drive barefoot… read more