Atlanta, GA asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia

Q: Under GA Code 40-6-180, is an outside force required to be in violation of the code or is simply speeding a violation?

Outside forces would be referring to weather, road hazards, etc

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Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Norcross, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: This is a good question. Georgia 40-6-180 is the GA law that people often refer to as Too Fast For Conditions and/or Basic Rules.

For a non CDL GA license, a conviction under this statute (40-6-180) is not reported to the GA Department of Driver Services.

In my legal opinion, a conviction under this statute does not necessarily require outside forces. However, other legal professionals may have a different opinion because it involves interpretation of the statute.

I have been practicing law in GA for over 20 years and regularly handle traffic ticket and criminal cases all over GA.

If you like, please feel free to call me to discuss your specific situation and I can give you my complete case evaluation and fee quote after discussing the case with you in detail.

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