2021 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 6 - Uniform Rules of the Road
Article 2 - Traffic Signs, Signals, and Markings
§ 40-6-24. Lane Direction Control Signals
When lane direction control signals are placed over the individual lanes of a street or road, vehicular traffic may travel in any lane over which a green signal is shown but shall not enter or travel in any lane over which a red signal is shown, provided that a vehicle may enter a lane over which a yellow or amber signal is shown for purposes of making a left turn only.
(Ga. L. 1966, p. 183, § 3; Code 1933, § 68A-204.1, enacted by Ga. L. 1974, p. 633, § 1; Ga. L. 1985, p. 149, § 40; Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, § 5.)Cross references.
- Designation of travel lanes for exclusive or preferential use of buses and other designated passenger vehicles, § 32-9-4.
- In light of the similarity of the statutory provisions, decisions under Ga. L. 1953, Nov.-Dec. Sess., p. 556, are included in the annotations for this Code section.No judicial notice of familiarity with highway manual.
- Interpretation of signs and signals as provided by the manual of the State Highway Board (now State Transportation Board) is not a matter of which the court can take judicial cognizance, nor one which the court can presume that every motorist is familiar with, to the extent of imposing penal sanctions for disobedience thereof. Maxwell v. State, 97 Ga. App. 334, 103 S.E.2d 162 (1958) (decided under Ga. L. 1953, Nov.-Dec. Sess., p. 556).
Cited in State v. Shabazz, 291 Ga. App. 751, 662 S.E.2d 828 (2008).