While there are some car accidents that are completely out of our control, the reality is that a vast majority of accidents are caused by driver negligence. If a driver was reckless behind the wheel and struck your vehicle, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against them to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of traffic fatalities dropped 2.4 percent from 2017 to 2018 and the fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled is at its lowest since 2014. However, these numbers only apply to drivers and vehicle passengers, not cyclists and pedestrians. In fact, the number of pedestrians killed in 2018 increased 3.4 percent from 2017, and the number of cyclist fatalities over the same time period increased a whopping 6.3 percent.
According to a recent final report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, the number of fatalities on the countries road dropped by almost 2.5% in 2018, down to just over 36,500 deaths.
While there is some controversy about the topic throughout the country, red light cameras are permitted in Georgia.
According to one report, drunk driving is an area of particular concern over the Labor Day weekend, particularly in this state.
According to a recent study, while Millennial drivers seem to be particularly prone to distracted driving, the issue actually infects all generations of motorists.
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.
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.
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.
A recent study published by the American Automobile Association, or AAA, shows that many drivers in Georgia may not fully appreciate the risks of driving while high on marijuana.