2020 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 8 - Equipment and Inspection of Motor Vehicles
Article 1 - Equipment Generally
Part 4 - Horns, Exhaust Systems, Mirrors, Windshields, Tires, Safety Belts, Energy Absorption Systems
§ 40-8-70. Horns and Warning Devices
- Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with a horn in good working order and capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than 200 feet, but no horn or other warning device shall emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or a whistle. The driver of a motor vehicle shall, when it is reasonably necessary to ensure safe operation, give audible warning with his or her horn but shall not otherwise use such horn when upon a highway.
- No vehicle shall be equipped with nor shall any person use upon a vehicle any siren, whistle, or bell except as otherwise permitted in this Code section and Code Section 40-8-94.
- No vehicle shall be equipped with a theft alarm signal device which is so arranged that it can be used by the driver as an ordinary warning signal.
(Ga. L. 1953, Nov.-Dec. Sess., p. 556, § 116; Code 1933, § 68E-401, enacted by Ga. L. 1982, p. 165, § 4; Code 1981, §40-8-70, enacted by Ga. L. 1982, p. 165, § 10; Ga. L. 2001, p. 4, § 40.)
Am. Jur. 2d.
- 7A Am. Jur. 2d, Automobiles and Highway Traffic, § 201. 8 Am. Jur. 2d, Automobiles and Highway Traffic, § 597.C.J.S.
- 60 C.J.S., Motor Vehicles, § 43 et seq. 60A C.J.S., Motor Vehicles, § 623. 61 C.J.S., Motor Vehicles, § 1208.ALR.
- Automobiles: duty and liability with respect to giving audible signal at intersection, 21 A.L.R.3d 268.
Automobiles: duty and liability with respect to giving audible signal before passing, 22 A.L.R.3d 325.
Automobiles: duty and liability with respect to giving audible signal upon approaching pedestrian, 24 A.L.R.3d 183.