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Our Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates would like to welcome you to our legal blog. The blog is designed to provide helpful information to injury victims about their legal rights and remedies, and to promote family safety so that accidents can be prevented before they happen. While our attorneys and staff have provided information on many topics, we know that you may have specific questions based on your unique situation. We invite you to contact us for your free consultation with one of our Personal Injury Lawyers so that we can evaluate your case, let you know about your legal rights and the steps that need to be taken to protect those rights, and to address your specific concerns and questions.

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New Technology Coming to Traffic Controls in Metro Atlanta

January 24, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- Ajc.com writes that traffic signals in Atlanta are being technologically upgraded. The city currently has 400 “smart” signals helping to control the city traffic. Smart traffic signals are those that can communicate with cars and apps in order to increase efficient traffic patterns and keep drivers safer on the road. Now, Atlanta will be installing another 1,000 of these devices.*

Study Finds Passengers in Ride-Sharing Vehicles Not Buckling Up

January 23, 2020

USA-  Passengers riding in the back of ride-sharing vehicles often fail to use their seatbelts, according to NORTHWESTGEORGIA.COM. One driver who works for Uber stated that front seat passengers often use their seatbelt and that if they do not, he will remind them to do so. In the back of his vehicle, however, he estimates about 70-80 percent of passengers neglect to wear their safety belt. The driver said that if children are in the vehicle, he will comment and ask them to fasten the belt, but other times the passengers will ride unrestrained.*

Tesla Vehicle Involved in Severe Salt Lake City Crash

January 22, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY, UT- Breitbart.com writes that a severe collision occurred in Salt Lake City after a Tesla went through a red light at an intersection in Salt Lake City. Three people suffered critical injuries in the accident and the resulting car fire. It is not yet known whether the vehicle’s autopilot was engaged when the incident took place.*

Speeding Kills

January 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, determined that in 2018, 9,378 people tragically died in motor vehicle crashes caused by speeding.  In 2017, speeding was a contributing factor in 26 percent of all traffic fatalities.  Speeding, along with drunk driving and distracted driving, are the most dangerous behaviors on the road that are also the easiest to avoid. The NHTSA points out that speeding endangers everyone on the roadway, not just the passengers in the speeding car. *

Semi Strikes Van Killing Ten-Year-Old in Tragic Jacksonville Crash

January 18, 2020

JACKSONVILLE, FL- News4jax.com writes that a boy tragically died in a horrific crash that took place on Highway 301 earlier this week. The incident occurred when an eastbound tractor-trailer crossed over the centerline in the roadway and slid into the westbound lanes. Reports indicate that the truck flipped onto its side and hit the Honda van in which the boy and his mother were traveling.*

Autonomous, Driverless Vehicles Coming to Georgia

January 17, 2020

GEORGIA-  Driverless cars are coming to Georgia, according to GOVERNING.COM. A portion of the state’s Interstate 85 will be used to test autonomous vehicles. The relevant part of the interstate is named The Ray, and private companies such as 3M and Panasonic are now partnering with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in a project that will bring “refractive bead technology” to the state.*

Motorcyclist Fatalities on the Rise in South Carolina

January 16, 2020

The number of deadly traffic accidents involving motorcyclists rose in South Carolina in 2019, according to data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. The reasons for the increase are varied, but many officials and motorcycle advocates say distracted and inattentive driving played major roles.

Roundabouts Reducing Accidents at South Carolina Intersections

January 15, 2020

The construction of roundabouts at several intersections in South Carolina has improved safety and reduced the number of vehicle accidents at those locations. The South Carolina Department of Transportation is considering placing roundabouts at other intersections, based on the success of those currently in use.

Report Released Regarding Tragic Lafayette Plane Crash

January 14, 2020

Lafayette, LA- Ksla.com writes that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) completed its initial report regarding the tragic plane crash that killed five people late last month in Lafayette. The plane was en route to Atlanta, Georgia, but it crashed not long after taking off.*

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.