Illegal for a Georgia Cyclist to Attach Himself or Herself to a Vehicle on the Roadway (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-293)

Legal Commentary. It is against Georgia law for a person riding a bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled, toy vehicle or other non-motorized transportation to attach himself to a vehicle on a Georgia roadway. This is probably something that most already know. Horseplay involving high speeds can be fatal or can lead to catastrophic injury. As an attorney who has handled many Georgia cycling injury and bicycle accidents, it is very tragic to see what happens sometimes when children are severely injured in automobile and bicycle accidents.

We offer a free confidential consultation, to cyclists who have been injured in an accident. To set up your free consultation, send the firm a message online or call toll-free at 1-866-972-5287 or in Atlanta at 770-717-5100. As an experienced bicycle accident lawyer, Charles Scholle has represented catastrophically injured people and bereaved families for nearly two decades, building a strong record of successes. See the text of the statute below:

Section 40-6-293 No person riding bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled, or toy vehicle to attach to vehicle on roadway

No person riding upon any bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled, or toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself or herself to any vehicle upon a roadway.

HISTORY: Ga. L. 1973, p. 471, § 7; Code 1933, § 68A-1204, enacted by Ga. L. 1974, p. 633, § 1; Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, § 5; Ga. L. 2011, p. 426, § 3/HB 101.