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Vehicular fatalities increase in Georgia

Every year automotive manufacturers release new models of their vehicles and sometimes even new vehicles altogether that drivers in Georgia and around the nation often eagerly await. These new vehicle introductions may offer improvements on prior years' models in many categories including safety. Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace and many of these innovations offer the opportunity for vehicles to become safer. Sadly, as vehicle safety may be improving, more people are dying on Georgia's roads.

Are Georgia's distracted driving laws tough enough?

If you have been driving in Georgia over the past several years, you have likely heard people talk about distracted driving. Certainly this action seems to center around the use of cell phones when behind the wheel and specifically sending or receiving text messages while driving. Many groups have conducted research that shows this type of behavior puts innocent lives at risk. This is why the state of Georgia has clear distracted driving laws. But, are those laws tough enough?

Questions surround cause of fatal school bus accident

Georgia residents who put their children in the safety of school administrators and employees should always know they are safe. This includes knowing that kids are safe when riding on a school bus to and from school or to and from school activities like field trips or extracurricular events. Sadly, crashes involving school buses can happen at any time and many things may be involved in the circumstances.

Is there an underlying culprit to distracted driving?

In today's exciting technological era, new gadgets are quickly replaced by newer ones. With more accuracy, higher speeds and the appeal of connectivity, it comes as no surprise that technology dominates many areas of life. Yet by the same token, there are just as many concerns as there are praises. One of those concerns is the issue of distractedness. While Georgia officials worry over the climbing number of accidents due to cell phone use, could the real distraction be car gadgets themselves?

Georgia's auto fatality realities

Georgia residents who are concerned about their safety and the safety of their loved ones on the road have reason to worry. Even as automobile manufacturers continue to improve the safety features included in new vehicles, including collision prevention features, many innocent people are killed in car accidents every year.

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.

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