Suwanee, GA asked in Car Accidents for Georgia

Q: In taking a left coming out of Apt onto a break in divided highway. Can a car taking a left sit in the break in highway

And wait for traffic to clear or must they wait until all lanes are available to travel

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. As general traffic doctrine in most jurisdictions, the vehicle entering the main road (from what appears to be an apartment driveway, based on your description) owes right-of-way to vehicles already traveling on the main road. Yes, the intruding vehicle should not enter and create a hazard to traffic (although that is what many vehicles do in these settings for fear of missing a traffic light cycle). But it would be best to check with a local attorney for possible state-specific vehicle and traffic laws TOGETHER WITH traffic control devices and signage at the location. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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