There have been some proposed changes to Georgia’s motorcycle laws, and one of the changes which was actually passed has been the ability of a motorcyclist to treat actually a red light as a stop sign and to just move forward. The other bill, which has not yet passed and not been signed by the governor, has been a bill that has proposed that driver’s, motorcyclists, I should say, do not have to wear their helmets. That bill has not yet passed.
Unfortunately, last year, Senator Brush in Georgia lost his life and he was a motorcyclist. He was on his way actually to go meet with the governor to discuss proposed changes to the motorcycle laws. Fortunately, at least at the time of the accident, he was wearing his helmet but unfortunately, the other driver was cited and for causing the accident. In Georgia, motorcycle accidents according to the governor’s Highway Safety Association have actually been declining, but nationally, motorcycle accidents have been increasing.
Because of the summertime, of course, unfortunately, motorcycle accident fatalities actually increase. A lot of times, people who’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident believe that their own insurance company is going to take care of all their bills and expenses and that’s really not how the insurance industry operates. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident and you’ve been seriously hurt, feel free to contact my office at 770-792-1000.