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Road aggression a major cause of Georgia motor vehicle accidents

For Georgia drivers, the common risks on the road tend to be inattentive drivers, drivers under the influence of alcohol, and drowsy drivers. Aggressive driving is also dangerous, but it does not get the same amount of attention as other issues. However, as a new study shows, aggression is a big problem that impacts the safety of people and can cause injuries and death. In the study from GasBuddy, it was shown that Atlanta falls into the top five cities with the highest number of aggressive drivers.

Two pedestrians hit in accident

In Marietta and across Georgia, drivers are expected to be vigilant when behind the wheel. That means keeping both hands on the steering wheel, watching the road, avoiding distractions, driving sober, along with other requirements to maintain safety. Unfortunately, many drivers do not adhere to these requirements and accidents happen. If the accident involves a pedestrian, it can cause serious injuries or death. Even if the victims are lucky enough to survive, it is important to think about the future and consider a legal filing to be compensated.

Georgia near top of most fatal pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents

When pedestrians take to the streets in Georgia, there is always the chance that they will be in pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents. These crashes can have deadly consequences as pedestrians are lacking in protection and will often suffer fatal injuries. Research is important to try and reduce the number of pedestrian accidents that happen.

Number of motor vehicle accidents stays above 40,000

The roads in Georgia and across the nation are always dangerous for drivers. Determining just how dangerous is the foundation for research and studies. These can be important not just to avoid accidents, but to understand why they occurred. A recent study from the National Security Council indicates that the total of fatal crashes in the U.S. has remained stagnant at more than 40,000 for the third year in a row.

DUI accidents kill one, injure two others

Encountering a driver under the influence in Georgia is unfortunately common. Even as other road dangers become more prevalent, DUIs still cause major injuries and death. Those injured by a drunk driver can have severe, lifelong injuries. People who have been hurt or lost a loved one can call for legal advice on how to move forward with a case.

Distracted driving accidents still concerning

It has become widely accepted in Georgia and throughout the U.S. that distracted driving is one of the most common concerns and causes of motor vehicle accidents. Given the risk and the propensity of people to continually look at their device and try to multitask, it remains important to keep track of behaviors to try and find solutions to the problem. Research is a key part of that and a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates the problem is not getting better.

Hit-and-run motor vehicle accidents cause injuries and death

Motor vehicle accidents are the cause of significant injuries and death throughout Georgia. People who are simply minding their own business as drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians can find themselves confronted with severe injuries and the problems that go along with them. If the accident is bad enough, there can be a fatality with the family left behind wondering how they will move forward without the contributions of a loved one.

Georgia head-on motor vehicle accidents can cause serious injury

Head-on motor vehicle accidents are among the most dangerous in Georgia and across the nation. These crashes will often occur because drivers ignore traffic laws, are in a rush to get to their destination, make dangerous maneuvers, are under the influence or are distracted. Drivers will be completely at the mercy of the other driver when a vehicle veers into their lane and drives straight toward them. Since these crashes are difficult to avoid and can cause such extensive damage, they can result in serious injuries and death. People who are injured or have lost a loved one in head-on crashes must think about whether a legal filing is needed for compensation.

Citations and reduced motor vehicle accidents stem from new law

Every day Georgia drivers can look to their left and right and see someone who is peering downward, clearly staring at a smartphone or other device. Regardless of whether they are sending a text, surfing the web, using social media or engaging in other activities, it is undoubtedly dangerous to themselves and others. In the middle of 2018, the state took steps to reduce the number of drivers who were using their devices behind the wheel by implementing a new law that drivers must be hands-free when using a device behind the wheel.

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