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David A. Lipton
Attorney at Law
8237 Dunwoody Place
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
Phone (770) 797-9968
Fax (770) 797-9967
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and the surrounding areas and Counties in Georgia.
§ 40-6-186 - Racing on highways or streets
(a) As used in this Code section, the term:
(1) "Drag race" means the operation of two or more vehicles from a point side by side at accelerated speeds in a competitive attempt to outdistance each other or the operation of one or more vehicles over a common selected course from the same point to the same point for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power of acceleration of such vehicle or vehicles within a certain distance or time limit.
(2) "Racing" means the use of one or more vehicles in an attempt to outgain, outdistance, or prevent another vehicle from passing, to arrive at a given destination ahead of another vehicle or vehicles, or to test the physical stamina or endurance of drivers over long-distance driving routes.
(b) No person shall drive any vehicle on a highway in this state in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, exhibition of speed or acceleration, or for the purpose of making a speed record, and no person shall in any manner participate in any such race, competition of speed, contest of speed, or test or exhibition of speed.
(c) Any person convicted of violating subsection (b) of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Racing on Highway or Streets - OCGA §40-6-186
Engaging in a race with another driver is a serious offense under Georgia traffic law. These cases involve excessive speeding, and a driver may face up to 12 months imprisonment as well as fines of up to $1,000 if convicted. The extent of penalties may increase or decrease depending upon the circumstances of the incident, including whether the driver was involved in an accident, caused injury to another person or caused any property damage. Racing on a highway is most often charged as a misdemeanor. However, the particular case, the charges and the penalties may vary depending on the jurisdiction as well as what the prosecuting attorney tries to pursue.
Because racing is a more serious offense than an infraction (which may be handled by simply paying a fine) it is particularly important that you work with an attorney how is both experienced and knowledgeable in defending clients against traffic violations.
If you receive a ticket for Racing you should contact David A. Lipton immediately. He can assist you in defending even the most difficult case. Often, you will hear for friends and others that there is nothing you can do to avoid this type of ticket, this is just not true. You can call for a free consultation to find out what can be done to avoid the charges and penalties of a Racing ticket.