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...
How Distraction Continues to Plague Work Zones in Georgia

How Distraction Continues to Plague Work Zones in Georgia

Georgia’s population continues to grow, and with that comes more traffic and construction. Building and maintaining roads in Georgia can be a very hazardous business, especially with so many people texting and driving. Statistics show that more than 3,300 people and 650 workers were killed in work zones across the country in the past five years. Also, more than 35,000 people each year are injured on job sites in...
Why You Should Care About Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Why You Should Care About Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Drowsy Driving Week runs from Nov. 4-11 this year and is a good reminder as the holidays approach of the vital importance of staying alert behind the wheel. The American Sleep Foundation reports that 50% of American adult drivers admit that they regularly drive when they feel tired. Approximately 20% admit to nodding off while driving in the last year. At least 40% said this happened to them at...