Georgia, unfortunately, was ranked as being one of the 20 states with the highest motorcycle fatalities in the United States according to a report in 2019. However, they did report a reduction in highway motorcycle fatalities, and fewer deaths since helmet laws were enacted.

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Motorcycle Accident FAQ

If you’re a resident or thinking about visiting Gwinnett County or any part of the Peach State then these are some things you need to be aware of.

Is lane splitting legal in Georgia?

No. Lane splitting is when a rider travels on the white lines between cars to move ahead. This is most often seen during periods of heavy traffic when riders have the advantage of traveling on a narrow vehicle. But this practice is illegal and could cause you to be pulled over. Drivers cannot react to someone popping out suddenly from behind them. Lane splitting is the cause of many motorcycle accidents, which can be prevented with more caution.

Do I always need to wear a helmet when riding in Georgia?

Yes. According to Georgia Law 40-6-315, all motorcyclists are required to wear protective headgear when riding on a motorcycle. Additionally, your helmet must be on the list of headgear approved by the Department of Transportation. It is recommended that your helmet has a face shield and that you also wear gloves, a strong jacket and set of pants, and boots that properly grip the footrest. And remember, all motorcyclists in Georgia need to either have a valid Class M License or Class M Instructional Permit (MP).

Can two or more riders share a lane?

Yes. In fact, this may be safer for you and your travel companion, especially at night when your taillights can be much more difficult for people to see. Georgia wants to keep motorcyclists alive and protected on the roads.

Why You Need A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Gwinnett County

If you have been injured and need a motorcycle accident attorney in Gwinnett County, then call The Pendergrass Law Firm. We offer free consultations to all potential clients. You don’t pay a dime unless we win for you, so give us a call today so we can help you.

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Crashes At Intersection

Crashes At Intersection

Data compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation found that 50% of the combined total of fatal and injury crashes occur around intersections.

Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety

According to The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident.

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