Georgia Law on Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices Operator’s Due Care & Duty to Yield to Pedestrians (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-321)
Legal Commentary . This Georgia statute on electric personal assistive mobility devices provides that the operators of the device, or electric wheelchair, must use due care to yield to pedestrians.
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See the full text of the statute below:Section 40-6-321 Operators to use due care and to yield right of way to pedestrians
Any person operating an electric personal assistive mobility device on a sidewalk or roadway shall comply with the requirements of this part or any local ordinance regulating the use of such devices pursuant to Code Section 40-6-371 and shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with, and shall yield the right of way to, persons traveling on foot.
HISTORY: Code 1981, § 40-6-321, enacted by Ga. L. 2003, p. 308, § 4.