New Hands-Free Law Takes Hold in Georgia

The Hands-Free Georgia Act took effect on July 1st, so it might be useful to go through some of the statute’s requirements and penalties. Since ignorance of the law is not a permissible defense, it is a good idea to build a basic understanding of the law’s prohibitions and how those prohibitions might affect your […]

Uber Tackles Drowsy Driving

In an attempt to dissuade drowsy driving, Uber has introduced a mandatory six-hour rest period for drivers who choose to work for 12 straight hours. Though this measure will only affect a small percentage of Uber employees, it may help prevent unnecessary collisions caused by fatigue. In its announcement, Uber cited statistics that may surprise […]

6,000 Pedestrian Fatalities in 2017, According to Recent Report

Pedestrian fatality rates appear to have plateaued at nearly 6,000 deaths per year, the highest number since 1990, according to preliminary data reported by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). The GHSA’s report utilized data from the first six months of 2017 to reach its provisional conclusions. Researchers used statistical methods to approximate the totals […]

Tire Blowouts: Common Causes & What to Do If You Experience One

One of the most frightening things that can happen to a driver on the road is a tire blowout. We rely a huge deal on a simple car part to travel safely – the tire. If it bursts or “blows out” while driving the outcomes can be severe. The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway […]

How to Diminish Your Chances of Getting in an Accident

Car accidents are all too common in the US. In 2016, 37,461 people died as a result of automobile collisions. Because many of us take on the roads daily, we are drawn to wonder: why? And in particular, why so many? When it comes down to it, we may be more familiar with the causes […]

Why Car Accidents Happen

It is easy to forget that a car is a hefty chunk of metal, even as it’s flying down roadways at high speeds. Forgetting this fundamental fact can be disastrous. All it takes are a few seconds of distraction, whether you’re futzing with the radio, trying to settle down your children, reading an article, applying […]

Driving in the Rain

There is a lot of advice available online about filing auto insurance claims and maximizing compensation. That advice is useful and important. But it’s always best to start at the beginning, before the accident occurs. Preventing collisions is the most surefire way to keep costs down. To that end, there are a number of safety […]

Fatigue Negatively Affects Uber and Truck Drivers Alike

Many of us have had at least one long night on the road, fighting to stay awake before finally realizing it’s just better to stop somewhere and sleep. In those moments, we come close to understanding the dangers of driving while drowsy. Even so, it is still difficult to fully fathom the perils of this […]

Recent Traffic Fatality Statistics Show Reverse In Forty Year Trend

Until recently, the rates of traffic-related deaths have been declining, In fact, since the 1970s, the rates of traffic deaths have dropped from 50,000 per year to nearly 30,000. However, in 2015 this trend reversed when traffic fatality rates spiked by 7.2 percent, the largest jump in nearly 40 years. The fatality rates were even […]