Tickets and other traffic violations are a pain, and costly too. This section has a variety of articles that help you with the common issues faced by Georgians when it comes to traffic tickets or more serious violations like DUI/DWI. We try to help you get back on the road as quickly and as cheaply as possible. First, we’ll give you the information you need to know about your violation and then we’ll suggest steps to take or the partners you should talk to in order to get your issue resolved.
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If you are involved in an accident or collision in Georgia, you must be prepared to act responsibly and in accordance with State law. Following are some general guidelines and more specific requirements to follow in case of an accident. For further information it is also advisable to go through the information given in the [[/ga/georgia/driver-handbook|Driver Manual]].
==FIRST AND FOREMOST==
As a responsible driver, you must never leave the scene of an accident. After stopping your vehicle, you should pull up as close to the accident as safely possible, without obstructing traffic.
Citations or traffic tickets are issued in the State of Georgia for various violations of traffic law. You must respond to a citation, usually by paying a fine or appearing in court, or else a warrant may be issued for your arrest and your driving [[/ga/georgia/suspended-license|license may be suspended]].
If you wish to dispute the citation, you must appear in court personally on the scheduled date, and enter a “not guilty” plea.
Resource for dealing with Georgia traffic tickets and other traffic violations at the DDS
Drivers can get revoked or suspended drivers licenses in Georgia when failing to obey state road laws and regulations. The Georgia Department of Driver Services will cancel, suspend or revoke your driving privileges, depending on the severity of the offense you have committed. Motorists can reinstate suspended drivers licenses after the suspension or revocation period is over, by satisfying a set of requirements determined by the DDS, which varies according to the type of suspension.
GA SR-22 financial responsibility insurance filing information. Who needs to have an SR-22 form, fees and restrictions
Violating Georgia driving and traffic laws can result in fines, the suspension of your driving privileges, and even imprisonment. The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) uses a point system to track violations and their corresponding penalties. Points are added to your [[/ga/georgia/driving-record|driving record]] if you receive a [[/ga/georgia/traffic-tickets|traffic ticket]] for moving violations.
==MOVING VIOLATIONS AND POINTS==
Different violations are assigned different point values, which are added to your driving record.
Driving under influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated/impaired (DWI) is an offence committed when a driver operates a vehicle after the consumption of alcohol or drugs or other intoxicants. Increased alcohol levels in the driver’s blood lead to diminished mental and motor reactions which, in turn, reduce the driver's ability to control the vehicle.