Atlanta Speeding and Traffic Ticket Lawyer David A. Lipton serves most
counties and cities in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area and North Georgia


Cobb DeKalb Fulton Forsyth Gwinnett


Alpharetta Atlanta Austell Chamblee Cumming Decatur Doraville Duluth Dunwoody Johns Creek Kennesaw Lawrenceville Marietta Norcross Roswell Sandy Springs Smyrna Vinings

Call Attorney David Lipton 24 Hours a Day at 770-797-9968 for a Free Consultation

When you have received a Traffic or Speeding Ticket in Georgia and need a lawyer that will truly listen to you and can really help.

David A. Lipton

Georgia’s Move-Over Law was meant to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities to police officers, paramedics, firefighters, tow truck operators and highway maintenance workers.  This is why officers and courts take these violations so seriously and often impose the maximum fine of $500.00 plus points assessed on your drivers license.  If you have received a citation for violation of the mover over law it is important that you contact an attorney immediately to discuss the matter and find out what can be done to resolve the citation in a manner that will the least effect on your license.


The Georgia Move-Over Law requires drivers to move-over one lane when possible if an emergency vehicle with flashing lights is parked on the shoulder of the highway. And if traffic is too heavy to move-over safely, the law requires drivers to slow down below the posted speed limit instead AND to be prepared to stop.


The Statute regarding this law is §40-6-16:


a) The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle that is displaying flashing yellow, amber, white, red, or blue lights shall approach the authorized emergency vehicle with due caution
and shall, absent any other direction by a peace officer, proceed as follows:


  1. Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the authorized emergency vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or

  2. If a lane change under paragraph (1) of this subsection would be impossible, prohibited by law, or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.

(b) The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary towing or recovery vehicle or a stationary highway maintenance vehicle that is displaying flashing yellow, amber, or red lights shall approach the vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a peace officer, proceed as follows:


  1. Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the towing, recovery, or highway maintenance vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or
  2. If a lane change under paragraph (1) of this subsection would be impossible, prohibited by law, or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.

(c) Violation of subsection (a) or (b) of this Code section shall be punished by a fine of $500.00.

Call 770-797-9968

Attorney At Law

Call Attorney David Lipton 24 Hours a Day at 770-797-9968 for a Free Consultation

David A. Lipton
Attorney at Law

8237 Dunwoody Place
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
Phone (770) 797-9968
Fax (770) 797-9967


​All information contained herein is provided for the purpose of providing basic information only and should not be construed as formal legal advice. The authors disclaim any and all liability resulting from reliance upon such information. You are strongly encouraged to seek professional legal advice before relying upon any of the information contained herein. Legal advice should be sought directly from a properly retained lawyer or attorney.