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How Common Is Drowsy Driving in the United States

Drowsy driving is incredibly dangerous, but that does not stop 60 percent of adult drivers in the United States from doing it. In fact, more than one-third of U.S. adult drivers--which is more than 100 million people--claim they have fallen asleep at the wheel.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycles are as fun as they are dangerous, and even if riders take all reasonable safety precautions, they can still find themselves in collisions with other vehicles. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the number of motorcycle injuries decreased from 2014 to 2015, but the number of fatalities increased.

Georgia State Patrol Arrest Police Officer for DUI

According to FOX5, Georgia State Patrol arrested an Atlanta police officer after he hit a car on Interstate 285 and then continued driving. The officer is now facing charges for following too closely, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influephotodune-1836495-body-damage-in-car-accident-xs.jpgnce.

How Can I Avoid a Drunk Driving Collision?

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and since it's on a Friday this year, you can expect that more people than usual will be out celebrating. Even if you're planning on drinking responsibly, though, you cannot rely on others to do the same.

Atlanta Accident Lawyer Shares 5 Surprising Motorcycle Crash Statistics

Motorcycle accidents are often far more devastating than car crashes because motorcycles provide much less protection in the event of a collision. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to reduce the number of fatal motorcycle collisions is by enforcing a universal helmet law.

Is Your Teenager a Newly Licensed Driver?

It's normal to have mixed emotions when your child starts driving. On one hand, you no longer have to transport him or her around, and there's another person in the house who can pick up groceries - that is, if you can convince your teenager to stop texting long enough to do it. On the other hand, inexperienced motorists are more likely to crash.

Why Are Seat Belts the Most Effective Safety Devices in Your Vehicle?

Do you consider yourself to be a responsible driver? If so, then you probably follow the speed limit, avoid distractions and maintain a safe following distance. Unfortunately, no matter how cautious you are behind the wheel, nobody can control the actions of other motorists.

Teen Steals SUV, Crashes onto Roof of a Home

A teen who stole an SUV and sped away from the scene ended up losing control of the vehicle and somehow landing on top of a home in southwest Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the driver - who damaged mailboxes and power lines when going airborne - was thrown from the vehicle and sustained severe injuries.

How to Avoid 9 Common (and Deadly) Driver Distractions

Distracted driving is responsible for an unacceptable number of collisions in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 424,000 people were injured and another 3,154 died in distracted driving accidents in 2013. That marked a 10 percent increase since 2011.

Off-Duty Police Officer Dies in Tragic Motorcycle Accident

A Georgia police officer was off-duty when he was killed in a motorcycle wreck west of Atlanta, according to reports from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. David Head was praised on social media as an outstanding police officer who served his community with distinction. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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