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Improper Backing with No Accident

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1,150 words with 1 Comments; publish: Thu, 07 May 2009 05:13:00 GMT; (80046.88, « »)

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Georgia

Hello - I was given a ticket for improper backing. I was in the turning lane which had 1 lane on either side. I missed my turn so I backed up approximately the length of my car and turned into a library. There were no other cars around and it did not cause any kind of accident. A police friend of mine said he had never heard of giving that kind of ticket when an accident was not involved. The code on the ticket is 40-6-240, and the wording saying "limitations on backing".

Thanks for any help you could offer.

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      (a) A driver shall not back a vehicle unless such movement can be made with safety and without interfering with other traffic.

      (b) A driver of a vehicle shall not back a vehicle upon any shoulder or roadway of any controlled-access highway.

      I guess you can try to convince the court that you were able to back safely, without interfering with other traffic.
      #1; Sat, 09 May 2009 07:23:00 GMT