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HB 0353 - Motor vehicles; clarify what constitutes an obstruction for purposes of exceptions to when a vehicle is to drive on the right side of roadway

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Todd Jones
Last Action: 5/4/2021 - Effective Date 2021-07-01
House Committee: Motor Vehicles
Senate Committee: Public Safety
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 353 amends Article 3 of Chapter 6 of Title 40 of the OCGA to delineate how motor vehicles should overtake cyclists, stating that drivers are to pass a cyclist by moving into a non-adjacent lane, or reduce their speed and proceed around the bicycle with a 3 feet radius. All violations of this Code section are misdemeanors punishable by a maximum fine of $250. 

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