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Rash of deadly e-scooter accidents plaguing Atlanta

Atlanta recently joined major cities across the United States in allowing e-scooter companies to place their equipment in certain parts of the city. Many people in Northern Georgia may be familiar with this latest trend in transportation, in which a pedestrian can get a fast and convenient ride simply by picking up an electronic scooter, paying for it and taking it to his or her destination and then leaving it for the next rider.

In-car technology can tempt older motorists to drive distracted

Many of the newer models of cars come equipped with all kinds of hi-tech features that are supposed to make driving safer and more comfortable. For instance, most vehicles these days come equipped with built-in navigation systems as well as features that allow drivers to place and receive phone calls, in theory without using their hands.

July 4 weekend poised to set travel records

According to the American Automobile Association, or AAA, there will be 41.4 million people on traveling by car to reach their destination during the long holiday weekend. The AAA says that, at least since it began tracking these statistics back in 2000, this is the highest number of travelers taking to the highways.

Statistics of fatal accidents in Georgia

Despite efforts to improve highway traffic safety, the raw number of fatal accidents in Georgia has increased by over 10% since 1975. In 1975, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, there were 1,360 deaths related to motor vehicle accidents in Georgia, while in 2017, there were 1,540 deaths, an increase of 13%.

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