Three Things Cause 10,000 Road Deaths Every Year

Three Things Cause 10,000 Road Deaths Every Year

Bloomberg News reported this month that federal safety officials are targeting the three worst driver habits in the country that are killing at least 10,000 Americans annually: speeding, drunk driving and distracted driving from electronic devices. According to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, its list of ‘Most Wanted’ safety improvements on American roads includes a strong focus on three of the 10 behaviors by drivers that are leading...
Clearing Up Georgia’s Confusing School Bus Passing Law

Clearing Up Georgia’s Confusing School Bus Passing Law

There is a bill before Georgia’s General Assembly that would clarify the school bus passing laws in the state. Senate Bill 25 was proposed after a law went into effect last year that caused a great deal of confusion. That law stated that drivers were allowed to pass a school bus, depending upon whether they were driving on a four-lane highway that was separated by a lane for turning....
Here’s Where Georgia Ranks in Drunk Driving Study

Here’s Where Georgia Ranks in Drunk Driving Study

A recent study conducted by Safewise ranked the U.S. states to determine which states have the largest number of drunk drivers. The survey also identified the states with a higher drunk driving danger than the ones where the roads are safer according to statistical analysis. The Sidewise study found Georgia ranked No. 21 out of 50. Based upon the methodology used in the study, Georgia had 3.51 deaths per...
Is There Any Way to Fix Deadly I-75?

Is There Any Way to Fix Deadly I-75?

A recent media report noted that a Nashville resident and his wife drive from Tennessee to Florida via Georgia several times per year. Mark Quarles stated that he always notices the heavy traffic and high speed as drivers cross from Georgia into Florida. Quarles said that he always sees a lot of speeding near the border and there are many state troopers on the roads in South Georgia. This...
Why Georgia Police Like the New Hands-Free Law

Why Georgia Police Like the New Hands-Free Law

Police departments throughout Georgia vowed in 2018 to really drop the hammer on texting and driving. They did exactly that. New data from the state shows that more than 8,000 traffic tickets were handed out by the Georgia State Patrol since the Hands-Free Law began on July 1, 2018. This was the most significant change in the traffic laws of the state in many years. According to Trooper Cory...
AAA Warns Hit-and-Run Deaths Have Hit a Record High

AAA Warns Hit-and-Run Deaths Have Hit a Record High

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals a shocking fact: More than one hit-and-run accident happens every minute on roads in the United States. These accidents caused 2,049 fatalities in 2016. This was the most on record and was a 60% increase in seven years. With so many hit-and-run crashes happening in the U.S. and Georgia, AAA warns drivers to be more alert as they...
Why Reporting Injuries Creates a Safer Work Environment

Why Reporting Injuries Creates a Safer Work Environment

It was reported on November 30 that OSHA’s attempts to mandate employers to report on work fatalities and certain serious injuries lack the guidance needed on how to pinpoint and prevent underreporting. This was according to the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General in a semiannual report to Congress. The November 2018 report included many of the same recommendations that were included in another report by the OIG...
The Top 10 OSHA Violations Reveals Dangers for Workers

The Top 10 OSHA Violations Reveals Dangers for Workers

In Georgia, some employers will tell workers to do jobs that they do not typically do. For example, a roofer may be told by their employer to clean a gutter or perform pressure washing. These jobs require eye and face safety equipment, but because the work is not typical for the employee, safety precautions may not have been taken and a workplace injury happens. This sort of situation is...
Across Georgia and U.S., Pedestrian Safety is a Major Concern

Across Georgia and U.S., Pedestrian Safety is a Major Concern

If you’ve seen any headlines about pedestrian safety over the past couple of years, then you’re probably concerned. Pedestrian deaths have increased dramatically, and experts have been looking for explanations. In 2017, NPR warned us, “Distraction, On Street And Sidewalk, Helps Cause Record Pedestrian Deaths.” They talked about an 11 percent increase in pedestrian deaths on U.S. roads. It was the biggest single-year jump in two decades. That’s unsettling,...
How to Make This Holiday Season as Safe Possible for Your Loved Ones

How to Make This Holiday Season as Safe Possible for Your Loved Ones

The holidays are usually a time of joy when we give our children toys that they have been waiting all year to receive. But there are some popular toys that we should not even consider giving to our little ones, toys that can actually be dangerous to their health. For example, imagine how excited your two-year-old will be when you hand her what looks like a plastic shiv and...