2020 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 6 - Uniform Rules of the Road
Article 3 - Driving on Right Side of Roadway, Overtaking and Passing, Following Too Closely
§ 40-6-47. One-Way Roadways and Rotary Traffic Islands

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-6-47 (2020)
  1. The Department of Transportation and local authorities with respect to highways under their respective jurisdictions may designate any highway, roadway, part of a roadway, or specific lanes upon which vehicular traffic shall proceed in one direction at all of such times as shall be indicated by official traffic-control devices.
  2. Upon a roadway so designated for one-way traffic, a vehicle shall be driven only in the direction designated at all or such times as shall be indicated by official traffic-control devices.
  3. A vehicle passing around a rotary traffic island shall be driven only to the right of such island.

(Ga. L. 1953, Nov.-Dec. Sess., p. 556, § 61; Code 1933, § 68A-308, enacted by Ga. L. 1974, p. 633, § 1; Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, § 5.)


Erection of traffic-control device by municipality on state road.

- Municipality may not, by ordinance, seek to regulate streets which are a part of the state highway system, unless the municipality is attempting to erect or maintain a traffic-control device on a road which is a part of the state highway system, and written approval has first been obtained from the department. 1974 Op. Att'y Gen. No. U74-94.

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