Aggressive Driving Laws Plus a Few Safety Tips

Aggressive Driving Laws Plus a Few Safety Tips

Readers probably recall hearing back in the 1990s about ‘road rage,’ the new term for aggressive driving. An increasing trend of reckless, aggressive driving in the U.S. caused Georgia and other states to pass laws targeting ‘road rage.’ Since those days, the issue has faded from headlines. Aggressive driving is of course still common across Georgia; who doesn’t recall another driver flashing their lights at them, ‘flipping them the...
Will Sidewalks Make Hollingsworth Road Safer for Pedestrians?

Will Sidewalks Make Hollingsworth Road Safer for Pedestrians?

If you are a pedestrian around Macon’s Hollingsworth Road, you know this can be a hazardous spot. Fortunately, new sidewalks are coming to the road to increase public safety. Bibb County, Georgia, commissioners recently approved addition of a sidewalk on the busy road between Log Cabin Drive and Robinson Road. At least one local resident is glad of the coming change. Marcus Thomas stated in a recent newspaper article...
Tips for Georgia Residents Experiencing Power Outages 

Tips for Georgia Residents Experiencing Power Outages 

Severe winter storms aren’t as common in Macon as they are in other parts of the country. However, there has been a recent increase in the number of winter storms across Georgia. Many of these storms are leading to power outages and other complications that can be dangerous for Macon residents. To protect yourself during a winter storm, follow the tips below. Pay attention to all advisories and alerts....
Bad News for Workplace Safety in 2017 

Bad News for Workplace Safety in 2017 

For modern employers, providing a safe and productive workplace for their employees is a top priority. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an easy task. At the end of 2017, the statistics of workplace fatalities for 2016 were finally tabulated, and with disturbing results. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries in 2016 throughout the United States, which was a 7% increase over the statistics from...
What is Macon Planning to Curb Jump in Pedestrian Deaths?

What is Macon Planning to Curb Jump in Pedestrian Deaths?

The number of pedestrian deaths in the state of Georgia increased significantly last year. To combat this issue, Macon is taking steps to keep its residents safe on the streets. What Causes Pedestrian Deaths? Pedestrian deaths can occur for a number of reasons. In some cases, these deaths occur because drivers are distracted or ignoring the rules of the road. These deaths may also occur when pedestrians are not...
Too Many Georgia Workers Not Getting Protection They Deserve

Too Many Georgia Workers Not Getting Protection They Deserve

The state of healthcare at the national level is up in the air, but candidates to be the next Georgia governor have been making their views on healthcare for the state clearer in recent months. Recently, Democratic State Rep. Stacey Evans  claimed thousands of workers in Georgia are being misclassified as independent contractors. This means their employers may deny them benefits, including disability, healthcare and other vital worker benefits....
Find Out How Georgia Fared in National Safety Report

Find Out How Georgia Fared in National Safety Report

The recent State of Safety report published by the National Safety Council (NSC) revealed that the state of Georgia has its work cut out for it to improve public safety. The NSC assigned a letter grade of ‘D’ to Georgia for the overall safety of its roads, homes and communities and workplaces. Georgia was one of 15 states that received a D grade on an A-F scale. The report...
Why People Don’t “Go It Alone” in Personal Injury Claims

Why People Don’t “Go It Alone” in Personal Injury Claims

You have been in a car accident and are injured. It seems clear that the other driver caused the accident which led to your injuries. So it is a straightforward matter of contacting the other driver’s insurance provider and settling the claim, right? Not so fast. Many people who think that they can handle a personal injury claim on their own end up regretting the decision. There are many...
Georgia Officials Sound Alarm on Driver Distraction

Georgia Officials Sound Alarm on Driver Distraction

Distracted driving in Georgia is getting worse, and the General Assembly wants to do something about it. Legislators on the House Study Committee on Distracted Driving say that they are discussing the passage of an updated distracted driving law that would increase fines for distracted driving, among other possible changes. According to state Rep. Bob Trammell, distracted driving, including texting and driving, is a public health issue and something...
Nearly Half of All Americans Fatigued – How That Can Impact Safety

Nearly Half of All Americans Fatigued – How That Can Impact Safety

Forty-three percent of Americans do not get enough sleep each night to drive and do their jobs in a safe manner, according to a new report by the National Safety Council (NSC). The NSC survey-based report found that nearly half of those surveyed did not get adequate nightly rest to engage in tasks that require the ability to think clearly, make logical and informed decisions and to be productive....