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Our Georgia Auto Accident Lawyers at Montlick and Associates know that those who are involved in a car accident while traveling the streets and highways of Georgia typically have many questions about their options and remedies. Motor vehicles accidents can cause life-altering injuries or the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether you are a driver, passenger, motorcyclist or pedestrian. Our auto accident attorneys have provided this blog to answer general questions about legal claims arising out of car crashes, to provide a resource to other lawyers, and to promote safe practices that can prevent accidents before they happen. While this blog covers the practical, factual and legal issues regarding a broad range of vehicle accidents, we know that you may have specific questions, so we invite you to contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Georgia Car Accident Attorneys.

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Self-Driving Cars Present Liability Questions Throughout the United States

March 26, 2020

USA - Self-driving cars are now presenting questions regarding fault in the event of a crash, according to THELIBERTARIANREPUBLIC.COM. In cars that are truly able to operate on their own, the occupants in the vehicle all become passengers. This means that there will be no driver to blame if an autonomous vehicle strikes and kills or injures another person. So, who will be at-fault if an autonomous vehicle injures someone?

Why You Should Never Sit With Your Feet on the Dashboard

March 23, 2020

USA-  How you sit while riding in a car is important for your safety, according to THEEPOCHTIMES.COM. An X-ray of a young woman in England is being shared to show the risks of sitting with your legs on the dashboard. The victim was involved in a car crash, and the horrific injuries she sustained show on her X-Rays.*

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology Means Smarter Cars

March 19, 2020

USA- There are many pilot programs throughout the nation that are working on learning how vehicle-to-vehicle technology (V2V), will change the driving landscape. The technology may allow vehicles to communicate with one another, and proponents of the tech believe that it will increase traffic safety and efficiency.*

Car Crash Deaths Spike After Daylight Saving Time

March 13, 2020

USA- A new study indicates that the number of fatal car crashes increases by approximately 6 percent in the week following daylight saving time (DST), according to HEALTHLINE.COM. The likely cause of the spike in deadly wrecks is the sleep deprivation caused by the changing of the time. People are hit with fatigue and are driving with symptoms that are similar to jet lag.*

Connected Vehicles May Increase Road Safety

March 13, 2020

USA- writes that about 40,000 tragically people died in car crashes in 2018. The overwhelming majority of car crashes are caused by human errors. In fact, a 2015 report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that about 94 percent of collisions are caused by driver mistakes.* 

South Carolina Ranks High on Vehicle Collision Deaths, But Early 2020 is Looking Better

March 11, 2020

SOUTH CAROLINA - There have been at least 82 fatalities on South Carolina roads this year, according to THESTATE.COM. In 2018, South Carolina was found to be one of the worst states in the nation for fatal car crashes. In a report that looked at fatalities in each state per population size, South Carolina came in third. According to the study, the state has 20.5 car crash-related fatalities per every 100,000 people. The only other states with higher numbers of reported fatalities were Mississippi and Alabama.*

Car Culture Puts Pedestrians in Danger According to Report

March 11, 2020

USA- Journalism played a large role in developing car culture in the United States, according to USA.STREETSBLOG.ORG.  News outlets did not always write in a way that helped the automotive industry, but over the years, journalists began to write in a way that promoted automobile-based transportation.  This different way of thinking assumed that a certain number of casualties were inevitable on our roadways.*

How to Drive in Rain: AAA Report

March 09, 2020

TN- Rainy weather is coming to Tennessee this week.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), well over one million collisions occur on rainy roads each year in the United States. About 5,700 people lose their lives in crashes that occur on wet roadways annually. Wet roads and heavy rain create many risks for motorists. When it comes to driving in inclement weather, caution is warranted. AAA writes that it is important to change driving style when operating a vehicle in the rain.*

Details Released from NTSB Concerning Two Tesla Autopilot Crashes

March 06, 2020

USA- The National Transportation Safety Board released details related to two collisions that involved Tesla's autopilot features, according to USNEWS.COM.  The incidents occurred in Florida and California. One of the wrecks investigated by the Board was in response to a crash that tragically killed an Apple engineer on a Silicon Valley road. Reports indicate that the engineer complained prior to the fatal incident about his Tesla SUV not working properly on the same stretch of road where it ultimately collided with a concrete wall.*

Investigations Continue in Cases of Tesla Autopilot

March 06, 2020

USA- The writes that investigators are looking into crashes involving Tesla’s Autopilot system. With the new self-driving technology coming in many vehicles around the country, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how these systems are working, and how they are failing.*

Timeline for Autonomous Vehicles Taking Longer than Expected

March 03, 2020

USA- The first cross-country trip in an autonomous vehicle occurred in 1995, according to The trip covered about 2,800 miles, and for 98 percent of the journey, the vehicle was in total control. The car traveled at 60-miles-per-hour on average and safely made its way from Pittsburgh to San Diego.*

Lawmakers Looking to Expand Georgia Seatbelt Law

February 28, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- writes that Georgia lawmakers are looking to expand the state’s seatbelt law. Currently, adult passengers riding in the back of a car are not required to use a seatbelt. A proposed law would make seatbelts required for all passengers inside of vehicles regardless of where they are sitting.*

Driverless Cars Fooled by Holograms

February 27, 2020

USA- writes that a research team in Israel found a way to fool driverless vehicles using holograms. Driverless cars are being tested on many roads throughout the United States. These vehicles will likely be making their way into the mainstream market, and those who develop them are often pointing out how many lives will be saved by switching out human drivers for computers.*

New Zero-Passenger Autonomous Delivery Vehicles Entering Roadway

February 25, 2020

USA- writes that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has approved new low-speed autonomous delivery vehicles  to travel on the roadway with no human occupants.  The vehicles are not capable of transporting people and lack many of the features that are typically associated with cars. There will be no steering wheel, no windshield wipers, no rear-view mirrors, and no brakes. The robotic delivery vehicles simply do not need most features that humans require to operate a vehicle. Nuro, the robotics manufacturer, says that the vehicles can be controlled by humans from a remote location if necessary. *

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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.