2020 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 9 - Reporting Accidents; Giving Proof of Financial Responsibility
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 40-9-5. Application of Chapter to Nonresidents, Unlicensed Drivers, and Unregistered Vehicles; Accidents in Other States

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-9-5 (2020)
  1. If the operator or the owner of a vehicle involved in an accident in this state has no license, such operator shall not be allowed a license until he or she has complied with the requirements of this chapter to the same extent that would be necessary if, at the time of the accident, he or she had held a license in this state.
  2. When a nonresident's operating privilege is suspended pursuant to Code Section 40-9-33 or 40-9-61, the department shall transmit a certified copy of the record of such action to the official in charge of the issuance of licenses and registration certificates in the state in which such nonresident resides, if the law of such other state provides for action in relation thereto similar to that provided for in subsection (c) of this Code section.
  3. Upon receipt of a certification that the operating privilege of a resident of this state has been suspended in another state pursuant to a law providing for its suspension for failure to deposit security for the payment of judgments arising out of a motor vehicle accident, under circumstances which would require the department to suspend a nonresident's operating privilege had the accident occurred in this state, the department shall suspend the license of such resident. Such suspension shall continue until such resident furnishes evidence of his or her compliance with the laws of such other state relating to the showing of proof of financial responsibility or reinstatement of operating privilege.

(Ga. L. 1951, p. 565, § 8; Ga. L. 1956, p. 543, § 16; Ga. L. 1958, p. 694, § 4; Code 1933, § 68C-306, enacted by Ga. L. 1977, p. 1014, § 1; Ga. L. 1982, p. 3, § 40; Ga. L. 2005, p. 334, § 20-1/HB 501.)

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