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Teen Driving and Car Accident Statistics

May 18, 2020 Posted In Car Accidents

A Comprehensive Review of the Facts and Information on Prevention Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States.  While getting a driver’s license and riding with friends is a rite of passage for most teens, riding in a passenger vehicle with a teenage driver (whether as the driver…

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Accidents Caused By Road Defects

March 27, 2020 Posted In Car Accidents

Many people involved in motor vehicle accidents assume the only possible defendant is the other driver. In single-vehicle collisions and some multivehicle accidents, however, it is not another driver that bears fault for the accident but the city for a defective roadway. Road defects can make rural and urban streets unreasonably dangerous for drivers and…

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Move Over Law in Georgia

March 20, 2020 Posted In Car Accidents, Georgia Law, Safety

A Move Over Law is a traffic rule that requires drivers to move over or slow down to accommodate stopped authorized emergency vehicles, such as ambulances and police cars. It serves to improve the safety of emergency roadside workers, as well as utility workers and motorists. Georgia passed a Move Over Law in an effort…

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How to Prevent a Crash With a Truck

December 5, 2019 Posted In Safety, Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents take thousands of lives in the U.S. each year. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 4,657 fatal accidents involved large trucks in 2017. In 82% of these accidents, the fatalities were occupants of the passenger vehicles, not the large trucks. You may not be able to avoid driving near trucks…

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Georgia Motorcycle Laws – Lane Splitting

November 20, 2019 Posted In Georgia Law, Motorcycle Accidents

Georgia is one of the top states in the country for motorcycle accidents and related deaths. In 2018, 154 motorcyclists lost their lives in Georgia traffic accidents, according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Most of these motorcyclists (134) were wearing helmets. Obeying Georgia’s motorcycle laws could help prevent motorcycle accidents.  It is…

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