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What Georgia violations disqualify a CDL driver for one year

Any major traffic violation will make a Commercial Driver’s License holder loses his commercial privilege to drive for one year.  “Major traffic violation” means a conviction of one of the following offenses anywhere and in any vehicle unless otherwise stated:

  1. Driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any combination thereof in violation of O.C.G.A. 40-6-391.
  2. Hit and run or leaving the scene of an accident in violation of OCGA 40-6-270, failure to report striking an unattended vehicle in violation of OCGA 40-6-271, failure to report striking a fixed object in violation of OCGA 40-6-272, or failure to report an accident in violation of OCGA 40-6-273;
  3. Except as provided in subsection (b) of OCGA 40-5-151, any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used;
  4. Driving a commercial motor vehicle while the person’s commercial driver’s license or commercial driving privilege is revoked, suspended, canceled, or disqualified;
  5. Homicide by vehicle in violation of OCGA 40-6-393;
  6. Racing on highways or streets in violation of OCGA 40-6-186;
  7. Using a motor vehicle in fleeing or attempting to elude an officer in violation of OCGA 40-6-395;
  8. Fraudulent or fictitious use of or application for a license as provided in OCGA 40-5-120 or 40-5-125;
  9. Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked, canceled, or suspended registration in violation of OCGA 40-6-15;
  10. Violating OCGA 16-8-2 through 16-8-9, if the property that was the subject of the theft was a vehicle engaged in commercial transportation of cargo or any appurtenance thereto or the cargo being transported therein or thereon, as set forth in paragraph (8) of subsection (a) of OCGA 16-8-12; or
  11. Refusing to submit to a state administered chemical test requested by a law enforcement officer pursuant to OCGA 40-5 55.

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