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January 2019 Archives

To reduce car accidents, Georgia enforces distracted driving law

Distracted driving is problematic across the nation. Georgia took specific steps to reduce its occurrence and the dangers associated with it. The new law implemented in the middle of 2018 was put in place to cite drivers for failing to use a hands-free device when behind the wheel. From the time the law was put in place in July, there have been nearly 8,400 citations given. There was a significant rise in violations in December to coincide with the holidays. In comparison, there were fewer than half that number given in the first half of 2018.

Hit-and-run car accidents involving children spark injury, arrest

Car accidents do not discriminate based on any factor including what a person does for a living. Anyone can be involved in a crash. They must adhere to the law after the fact or face various sanctions if they do not. However, people who are in an accident - especially one involving a child - might be scared or intimidated. This could lead to them fleeing the scene and making the situation worse. From the victim's perspective, a hit-and-run crash multiplies the risk because the injured person might not get the care they need in a timely fashion and it could cause the injuries to be worse than they otherwise would be. It can even result in a fatality. People who are in a hit-and-run crash must have legal help to consider a lawsuit for compensation.

When a moment of inattention could place your health at risk

Being involved in a collision is never ideal, and even a lesser accident runs the unfortunate risk of placing your health in harm's way. While the obvious preference would be to avoid a collision at all costs, this might not always be possible, but you may be able to reduce the chances of a crash by remaining aware and alert.