How to Avoid Winter Car Accidents

Categories: Auto Safety Information

Winter is lovely. There’s nothing quite like a graceful snowfall and the views it creates. However, this beautiful snow also causes a significant number of vehicle accidents to occur. Whether inhibiting a driver’s visibility or causing surfaces to become slippery, snow – along with freezing rain and sleet – can contribute to or directly cause…

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Safety Tips When Broken Down on the Expressway

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At night, the I-285 becomes a dangerous place to be with a broken down vehicle. The expressway has limited lighting and there have been numerous accidents already this year proving the dangers of being broken down on the expressway – especially during the predawn and middle of the night hours. Individuals broken down may have…

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GM’s Use of Alerts Instead of Recalls Caused Delays

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Consumers rely on auto manufacturers to issue recalls when an item on their vehicle models are found to be unsafe. Federal law, administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), requires automobile manufacturers to remedy recall issues at no charge to the vehicle owner, making the issuance of such recalls a lengthy and costly…

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Parents Must Be the Examples to Stop Texting and Driving

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Most people want to teach their kids to do the right thing, and they generally try to model good behavior in front of them. Unfortunately, many parents are falling short of the ideal when it comes to distracted driving. According to a recent study published in Academic Pediatrics, approximately 90% of parent drivers have admitted…

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Front Crash Prevention Should Stop Auto Crashes

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The latest technological advances that will make roads safer are front crash prevention systems. Much of this progress can be attributed to a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ratings program for front crash prevention. Less than a year into this program, car manufacturers have made significant strides in adopting the best and most…

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How Car Wrecks Affect the Nation’s Economy

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Although most people think about how much car accidents cost, very few people consider the actual impact of car wrecks on the overall economy. A recent study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that in 2010 alone, U.S. citizens paid around $871 billion in economic costs and societal harm from vehicle…

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Child Restraint Laws in Georgia

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According to the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection, traffic accidents are the leading cause of injuries and death for children under the age of 13 in Georgia. Many people are still unaware of the safest ways to properly restrain children in cars so that they are protected in the event of a crash. Proper use…

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New Safety Rules for U.S. Truck Drivers

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Truck drivers all over the United States are expressing their opinions about the new rules that the Department of Transportation will implement for commercial truck drivers. According to the government, truckers need more rest in order to eliminate the possibility of drowsy driving that leads to so many accidents every year. The new rules will…

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Seven Deaths in Georgia Over Memorial Day Weekend

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Law enforcement officers were busy throughout the state of Georgia over Memorial Day weekend. According to CBS Atlanta, many individuals were out on their boats on the long weekend, and there was one tragic death on a waterway. The DNR says that they issued 24 citations for boating under the influence, an illegal action just…

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Two Killed in Cobb County Wreck

Categories: Atlanta Area Events

Two individuals were killed in a wreck in Cobb County on Monday afternoon. The crash happened on Interstate 575 in the state of Georgia, North of Chastain Road. According to reports, there was a car heading north on the road on the left lane which suddenly crossed the median and slammed into a small tanker…

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