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
§ 40-6-56. Safe Passing Distance When Overtaking a Bicyclist

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-6-56 (2020)
  1. As used in this Code section, the term "safe distance" means not less than three feet.
  2. Notwithstanding any provision of this article to the contrary, when feasible, the operator of a motor vehicle, when overtaking and passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction on the roadway, shall leave a safe distance between such vehicle and the bicycle and shall maintain such clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle.

(Code 1981, §40-6-56, enacted by Ga. L. 2011, p. 426, § 2/HB 101.)

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