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...
Georgia Drivers Still Aren’t Getting the Message on Hands-Free Driving

Georgia Drivers Still Aren’t Getting the Message on Hands-Free Driving

Drivers in the Peach State seem to be having trouble following Georgia’s new Hands-Free law, according to a recent survey conducted by AAA. Even with the new law that imposes penalties for driving while using a cell phone, it seems that far too many Georgians are addicted to texting and driving. The survey determined that 98% of drivers in the state know about the new law that bans using...
October 21 Kicks off Teen Driver Safety Week

October 21 Kicks off Teen Driver Safety Week

Millions of parents worry every day about how safe their teenager is when they get behind the wheel. Statistics show that young drivers are in the most accidents. The CDC reports that 2,533 teenagers were killed in car accidents in 2015, and 235,800 were treated in ERs for car accident injuries. Also, one in three teens in the U.S. say they text while driving. What are some ways that...
Deadly Tractor-Trailer Crashes Are on the Rise in the U.S.

Deadly Tractor-Trailer Crashes Are on the Rise in the U.S.

Crashes involving large trucks are almost always more serious than those involving only cars, pickups or SUVs. Because of the size of these trucks, they can do more significant damage, especially when they collide with a smaller vehicle. Unfortunately, the incidence of large truck crashes has been increasing in recent years. Just in 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that deaths from large truck crashes totaled more than 4,300,...
The Hands-Free Era in Georgia Is Well-Underway

The Hands-Free Era in Georgia Is Well-Underway

The first month of the Georgia-Hands Free Law is in the books. As of July 1, 2018, there were more than 900 traffic tickets doled out to drivers who were talking or texting on a cell phone. But according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, more citations could be forthcoming soon: They have just started cracking down on violators. The sheriff’s office stated that it wanted to give drivers...