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Blog Archive - August, 2011

13 Articles

New Study Finds Red Light Cameras Are Saving Lives

August 22, 2011

Red light cameras have been the subject of widespread debate in Georgia regarding their impact in reducing auto accidents and personal liberty. Many critics of red light cameras contend that the primary motivation behind use of the cameras is filling the tax coffers.

Accident Risk Posed by Pickup Trucks on Atlanta Streets

August 17, 2011

A woman was struck and killed by a piece of metal protruding from a truck in Clayton County. The pedestrian was not even on the roadway but was in a grassy area off to the side of the road. Law enforcement accident investigators indicated that they believe a metal fence pole fell off the truck of a fencing company. The metal object struck the accident victim in the back of the head.

New Georgia Study Reveals High Risk of Head Injuries in Golf Cart Accidents

August 17, 2011

Golf carts are a popular mode of recreational activity on the golf course as well as off the course in Georgia. Although golf carts can be fun, they also are prone to rollover accidents that can result in serious head trauma. Whether you are tooling around a private community enjoying the summer sun or on vacation trying to get in a relaxing round of golf, golf carts can pose a substantial risk of serious injuries.

Teen Distracted Driving Especially Dangerous

August 02, 2011

Distracted driving is the leading cause of teen auto accident fatalities in the U.S. based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Although alcohol-related teen auto accidents have declined, the overall teen accident rates have remained constant because of offsetting increases in accidents caused by distracted teen drivers (based on data provided by a State Farm Insurance Study and NHTSA Study). Although 90 percent of teen drivers deny that they drink and drive, the same percentage admit to observing drivers distracted by passengers or cell phone usage according to the National Teen Driver Survey.

Tragic DeKalb Collision Involving Officer Shows Importance of Moving Over and Slowing Down

August 02, 2011

A collision in which a driver plowed into a police officer this past weekend provides a reminder of the danger faced by law enforcement officers when assisting motorists or enforcing traffic laws. Many times police officers must leave the safety of their vehicle on a busy interstate for a variety of tasks including assisting at the scene of an accident, aiding stranded motorists and enforcing traffic safety by issuing citations.

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