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Distracted Driving

Has Georgia’s ‘Hands Free’ Law Created Safer Driving? Published in Car Accidents,Distracted Driving,truck accident on February 18, 2019.

Macon car accident lawyer offices have dealt recently with a new type of traffic regulation passed last year. The Georgia bill HB673, enforced as of July 1, 2018, makes operating a motor vehicle while texting or talking without a hands-free device a punishable offense. Drivers who violate this law are subject to fines and points on their licenses, which may… READ MORE

Distracted Driving Accidents On the Rise Published in Car Accidents,Distracted Driving on May 4, 2017.

This is an update to our previous distracted driving post. Because of the weather, increased traffic, and holidays, April and May are “distracted driving awareness” months. The Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) released the updated statistics concerning distracted driving and motor vehicle accidents. (Click here for an summary article of the statistics). As the article illustrates many states including Georgia have laws… READ MORE

Is it Legal to Eat and Drive? Published in Distracted Driving on April 10, 2017.

Modern life is very fast-paced, and many working adults must multitask every day. However, there are some times when the temptation to multitask is not worth the risk. One of the best examples of this is when you are behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a serious problem causing thousands of injuries and deaths in America each year. While most… READ MORE

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  • Truck Driver Health Issues Can be Dangerous
    Truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous accidents that often lead to serious injuries. Truck drivers are professional drivers who – as a result – are held to more exacting safety standards. Trucking, however, is sedentary work that requires long hours behind the wheel. The lifestyle itself can lead to health issues that render truck drivers more […]
  • Holding Distracted Drivers Liable for Serious Injuries
    When you get behind the wheel of your car, you take on the immense responsibility of helping to keep our roads safe for everyone who travels on them. When drivers, instead, allow themselves to become distracted by anything other than safely adhering to the rules of the road, they endanger everyone with whom they share […]
  • Study Indicates that Georgia Drivers Are Among the Worst Tailgaters
    Tailgating means driving too closely behind the vehicle in front of you, and it is dangerous at any speed. In fact, a new study forwarded by WSBTV in Atlanta finds that Georgia’s drivers are among the worst offenders when it comes to this dangerous practice. No matter where you happen to be, however, it’s important […]
  • Common Causes of School Slip and Falls
    When you send your children off to school each day, you expect them to learn in an environment that’s safe for them. If instead, your child is injured, it is very upsetting. The fact is, however, that schools and school grounds can be rife with risk factors related to slip and fall accidents. If your […]