2020 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 1 - Identification and Regulation

Cross references.

- Exemption for transit service buses, motor vehicles, and rapid rail systems from requirements relating to identification and regulation of motor vehicles, ยง 32-10-63.1.

Editor's notes.

- Since the purpose of Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, was to "revise, reorganize, modernize, consolidate, and clarify" laws relating to certain aspects of the motor vehicle code, wherever it was possible to do so, other Acts amending Title 40 were construed in conjunction with Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048. This construction particularly includes Acts amending a given Code section when the Code section was later renumbered or redesignated by Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048.


Chapter applicable to self-propelled vehicles over public highways and roads.

- Licensing and regulating statutes as are now contained in the motor vehicle law only apply as to those vehicles that are capable of being operated generally over the public highways and roads of this state by reason of their own self-propelled mechanical power, and not to those vehicles whose orbit of operation is limited to the length of a trolley wire constructed and maintained under a franchise. Thompson v. Georgia Power Co., 73 Ga. App. 587, 37 S.E.2d 622 (1946).

Civil recovery not necessarily precluded by violation of provisions.

- Fact that the decedent was driving an automobile in violation of the statutes regulating the use of motor vehicles would not necessarily preclude any sort of civil recovery. Seaboard Air Line Ry. v. Benton, 43 Ga. App. 495, 159 S.E. 717 (1931), rev'd on other grounds, 175 Ga. 491, 165 S.E. 593 (1932).



- Motorcycle as within contract, statute, or ordinance in relation to motor cars, motor-driven cars, etc., 48 A.L.R. 1090; 70 A.L.R. 1253.

Liability for killing or injuring, by motor vehicle, livestock or fowl on highway, 55 A.L.R.4th 822.

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