Highway Safety Laws in Georgia


DUI Laws in Georgia
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A) contains numerous laws pertaining to the DUI issue. This section is intended to assist interested parties in quickly accessing the appropriate code section for research purposes. Once you have identified the code section you need, go to Code of Georgia for the complete details of the law.

Georgia Impaired Driving Laws and Penalities
Various impaired driving laws including the open container law.

Georgia's Seat Belt Law
Georgia's primary safety belt law via the Georgia Code.

Teenage and Adult Responsibility Act
The Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act directly addresses the leading killer of our young people – traffic crashes. The law significantly changes the way young motorists earn and maintain the privilege of driving by providing a controlled means for new drivers to gain experience and by reducing high-risk driving situations.

Georgia's Pickup Truck Law
Starting immediately, all pickup truck drivers in the State of Georgia will be required to wear safety belts while in their vehicles. Failure to do so will result in a ticket and fine from Georgia law enforcement.

Georgia's Hands Free Law

Georgia's new Hands-Free Law prohibits drivers from holding their phones or having it supported by any part of their body when they are operating a motor vehicle on a public road

2021 Georgia Highway Safety Plan Part 1
2021 Georgia HSP Part 2

Under the authority and approval of Governor Brian Kemp, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) produces an annual Highway Safety Plan (HSP) as a state programmatic guide and an application for Federal grant funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


GOHS 2020 Annual Report
The GOHS Annual Report summarizes activities funded by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in previous federal fiscal years. Under the umbrella of the GOHS mission, each section of the report includes the goals, problem identification, objectives, and accomplishments.

Move Over Law
Georgia's Move-Over Law says drivers must move-over for emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the highway. The law is meant to keep officers AND traffic violators safe from crashes with passing cars.



Joshua's Law
Called Joshua's Law, it states that if you are 16 years old, you must complete a driver education course approved by the Department of Driver Services in order to receive a Class D License. Those individuals who do not complete an approved driver education course must wait until age 17 to become licensed.