Atlanta, Ga. - Atlanta and the surrounding cities and counties had quite the day of rough weather. Meteorologists have reported that storms are beginning to calm down. This comes after dozens of tornado and flooding warnings across the state.
There has been extensive flooding and tree damage reported. This leads to dangerous driving conditions. Dangerous driving conditions lead to more police presence and more in-depth investigation of drivers. As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I will focus on one of the offenses that can lead to an investigation for DUI in Atlanta - too fast for conditions.
Too Fast for Conditions
The offense known as Too Fast for Conditions is outlined in O.C.G.A § 40-6-180, “no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for the actual and potential hazards then existing. Consistently with the foregoing, every person shall drive at a reasonable and prudent speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railroad grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching and traversing a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazards exist with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.”
A citation for Driving Too Fast For Conditions means driving at a speed that impairs a driver's ability to control the car in specific conditions. It is a subjective standard, and thus, it depends on the specific facts of the case. Driving too fast in certain hazardous conditions may make it difficult for a driver to curve or maneuver obstacles on the road. Hazardous conditions may involve heavy traffic, bad weather, a slippery road, or issues with visibility.
If you are facing serious traffic citations or violations in the Metro Atlanta Area, call our offices today. It is not worth risking your driving privileges or your rights - you need legal representation to ensure that your voice is heard. Call us now.