5 Ways We Can Make Teens Better Drivers

5 Ways We Can Make Teens Better Drivers

The vast majority of new drivers are teens, and until they gain some experience, the first few months of driving can be the most dangerous months of a teen’s life. There’s no way to guarantee without any doubt that a teen driver will stay safe. However, with a few little actions you can contribute to greater safety for yourself and your teen driver. 1. Model Good Driving Habits Even...
Why Two is Better Than One on Georgia’s Railroads

Why Two is Better Than One on Georgia’s Railroads

In the railroad industry today, there are usually two engineers on each freight train. But just as the automobile industry is talking about moving toward driverless technology, railroads are thinking the same. Some believe the next step for railroads could be a one-man crew with a system to monitor the engineer’s performance. But there is a bill being considered by the Georgia legislature that would require two engineers on...
Let’s Talk About Drunk Driving for Alcohol Awareness Month

Let’s Talk About Drunk Driving for Alcohol Awareness Month

Excessive drinking is a major problem in the United States. Drinking too much leads to personal injuries, car accidents, violence, drowning, liver disease and even some forms of cancer. But the good news is that all of us can take simple steps to avoid the misuse and abuse of alcohol. During Alcohol Awareness Month in April, all of us can help society by spreading the word about how to...
Drug Testing, Hours of Service Could Become Issues In Trucking Industry in 2019

Drug Testing, Hours of Service Could Become Issues In Trucking Industry in 2019

The trucking industry remains concerned with regulations, with matters including the drug testing of applicants, modifying how long truck drivers may drive in 24 hours, and digital monitoring being the top worries of drivers and trucking companies. Other matters the trucking industry is focused on are the patchwork of state laws that regulate how truckers can be paid and trying to figure out two confusing rule changes in California....
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...