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Distracted driving accounts for 80 percent of crashes

Distracted driving in Georgia and throughout the U.S. has been in the spotlight for several years, and most drivers are aware that cellphone use while driving creates a hazard. Many states have banned texting while driving, and Georgia is one of them. According to the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the state bans texting among all drivers, as well as cellphone use by teen drivers. 

Eating behind the wheel is a form of distracted driving

When you think about drivers in Marietta who are distracted, you probably automatically think about cell phones and other electronic devies as being the cause. However, food and drink are also huge sources of distraction behind the wheel. At Sams, Larkin, Huff & Balli, LLP, we know how serious crashes caused by distracted drivers can be.

What are some safety tips for older drivers?

The ability to drive is extremely important for many people in Marietta. However, as you get older, you may experience physical and cognitive changes that make driving more of a challenge. Many people are able to continue driving well into their seventies and eighties if they take a few precautionary measures. Here are some tips to keep you safe on the road as you age.

Harsher penalties recommended for speeders to cut traffic deaths

If you have ever been driving on one of Georgia's many highways and seen a car come blazing past you going well over the speed limit, you know how dangerous fast drivers can be. Yet, many drivers choose to ignore the law and put themselves and others on the road in danger. At Sams, Larkin, Huff & Balli, LLP, we understand that a motor vehicle crash has huge consequences for those who are injured, as well as for their families.

Atlanta crash claims the life of young college student

Anytime that a life is lost in a car accident in Marietta is a tragedy. The grief and suffering that the family and friends of victims feel may be compounded even further if it is subsequently discovered that another’s negligence contributed to the accident. If and when such discoveries are made, it may be understandable why those most affected by such a tragedy choose to seek compensation.

GA scores low overall on safety report but high in road safety

Losing a loved one in a motor vehilce accident in Marietta may be the hardest thing that some people ever have to cope with. Even after the grief subsides, knowing that the crash may have been preventable can be extremely difficult for you and your family to live with. At Sams, Larkin, Huff & Balli, LLP, we know how heavy a toll car accidents can take on people’s lives.

How can I help my teen driver stay safe on the road?

If you have a teenager with a driver’s license in Marietta, you probably worry about him or her every time they get behind the wheel. Parents want to keep their kids as safe as possible and when children gain the ability to drive, it can be very scary. It turns out that one of the best ways you can teach your child to be a safe and responsible driver is by modeling good driving behaviors yourself.

New study finds drugged driving more dangerous than drunk driving

Any time a person who is impaired by drugs or alcohol gets behind the wheel in Marietta, they are putting themselves and everyone else on the road at risk. While drunk driving is a pervasive problem in this country and is given much attention by law enforcement and the media, the issue of drugged driving has flown mostly under the radar.

Why is it important to stay right except to pass?

If you have ever driven on one of Georgia’s many multi-lane highways, you may have observed a driver who stubbornly remained in the left lane despite the fact that the other cars on the road were going much faster. This practice is considered illegal in many states. In Georgia, the law says that cars going slower than the rest of the traffic on the road should keep right. In fact, violation of this law is actually considered a misdemeanor, according to Vox.

New law proposes to curb phone distraction

In order to drive safely in Marietta, drivers should ensure that they are paying attention to the road at all times. However, many people are easily distracted, particularly by their cell phones. Distracted driving can lead to serious accidents and it is a problem that is preventable.

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