My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Georgia
The situation is: I was following my wife home and there was a school bus stopped two houses from mine. It stops to let off a disabled child, no other child exits the bus in my neibghorhood. My wife makes the mistake of passing it. A few minutes later the officer shows up and issues the ticket. There is no question whether she was driving the car, the bus driver saw my wife pull into the driveway and get out of the car.
Part of me would like to see my wife get stuck witht the ticket so she can learn to pay attention more but the reality is that I will be the one paying for it in fines and increases insurance rates.
What I am interested in finding out is if the officer should even have issued the ticket to begin with. I live in a new sub-division and apparently the police do not have the power to issue citations on my street until the street is deeded to the town. This is what the same officer who have my wife the ticket said two months ago when we called the police because people were parking on the sidewalk and children were driving golf carts recklessly on the roads. When I brought this up to him, he said that child safety issues are a different matter. (Children killing themselves on golf carts is not a safety issue??)
I have been pulling apart Georgia law and found that police can enforce traffic laws on private roads under certian conditions, but none of those conditions stipulate what can and can not be enforced. it just states if all or none of the traffic laws can.
I was told by the dispatcher today that there is something written into the law that states specifically what traffic violations can be enforced on a private road, but can not find it. Anybody know where I should continue looking?