Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Georgia

Q: When there is a car parked on the street on a 2 lane road who has the right of way?

Leaving for work this morning there was a car parked in the oncoming lane. Another vehicle traveling toward me would have hit me if I didn't stop. I would think I had the right of way since my lane was clear.

1 Lawyer Answer
William C. Head
William C. Head pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Sandy Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If that other car went around the parked car, and across the centerline, he or she was on wrong side of road.

But, the law does require that you TRY to avoid collisions. I cannot tell, from your question, if you were merely inconvenienced by 5 to 10 seconds, or if that person bullied his or her way around, when THEY should have paused.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.