HB 472 (2017)
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House Bill 472 (AS PASSED HOUSE AND SENATE)

By: Representatives Epps of the 144th, Watson of the 172nd, Powell of the 32nd, and Shaw of
the 176th


A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT


To amend Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to motor vehicles and
traffic, so as to provide for an exception for following requirements for non-leading vehicles
following in a coordinated platoon; to provide for a definition; to provide for related matters;
to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.


BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:


SECTION 1.


Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to motor vehicles and traffic, is
amended in Code Section 40-6-49, relating to following too closely, by adding a new
subsection to read as follows:

"(e) This Code section shall not apply to the operator of any non-leading vehicle traveling
in a coordinated platoon. For purposes of this subsection, the term 'coordinated platoon'
means a group of motor vehicles traveling in the same lane utilizing vehicle-to-vehicle
communication technology to automatically coordinate the movement of such vehicles."


SECTION 2.

All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.
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