Headed to Georgia? Better have your tire chains

By Land Line staff | Monday, February 10, 2014

After the last storm that crippled parts of Georgia, the state isn’t messing around when it comes to enforcing its relatively new chain law.

Ahead of the prediction of another wintery blast, the Georgia Department of Public Services commercial vehicle enforcement division is handing out information to truckers about the law.

The law, which was enacted in 2012, requires truck drivers to chain up four or more drive wheels if they are traveling on a road declared as limited access because of inclement weather conditions.

Notice will be given through posted signage.

The state also issued a reminder to “as usual, avoid the metro Atlanta area.”

“Thru-truck-traffic is not allowed inside the I-285 perimeter of Atlanta. All trucks traveling on I-75, I-85 or I-20 must take I-285 around the city, except for the following reasons: pick up or delivery to or from a shipper physically located inside I-285; going to or from the carrier's terminal facilities physically located inside I-285; going to or from a repair facility for service which is physically located inside I-285; a driver going to or from his residence located within the perimeter.”

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