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Why State and Local Law Enforcement is Crucial to Preventing Truck Accidents in Macon

Due to the size and weight of large semi trucks, the accidents they cause can be severe. Passenger-vehicle drivers have very little protection from being seriously injured in an accident with a large truck. That's why strict regulations are placed on truck drivers and their companies in Georgia. Truck accidents can be prevented Thankfully, we...

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How Safe are Pedestrians in Macon-Bibb County?

How safe do you feel walking inside the painted white lines of a crosswalk? Like most pedestrians, you probably feel secure. Harm is the last thing on your mind. You look both ways, then assume the coast is clear. But the truth is that pedestrian accidents can happen with little warning. Macon residents and officials...

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The Risks Associated with Backup Cameras

Backup cameras now are mandatory in all new passenger vehicles, thanks to a long-awaited federal rule that went into effect in early June. The cameras are expected to further reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused by so-called back-over accidents. An estimated 210 people die and 15,000 are injured each year due to such...

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The First Truck-Only Highway in Georgia

Georgia officials are planning to build a highway exclusively for trucks. The road will stretch from Macon to Atlanta and cost the state roughly $1.8 billion. The goal for this project is not only to relieve congestion, but also to make the roads safer for trucks and other motor vehicles. Safety on the road is...

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Revised Distracted Driving Bill Could Prevent Auto Accidents In Georgia

Distracted driving is a growing problem on Georgia roadways. Statistics reveal that drivers who use handheld devices while driving are 23 times more likely to cause an accident. Additionally, distracted driving causes roughly 1.6 million auto accidents per year, resulting in an estimated 6,000 fatalities. In order to tackle this problem, Georgia lawmakers have followed...

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Drowsy Driving May Be More Widespread Than You Think

At one point or another, we’ve all been guilty of tired driving. Maybe you stayed up past midnight but went the extra mile to work. Perhaps you’ve embarked on a lengthy road trip without stopping for a break. Or maybe the jet lag you’re experiencing from international travel has left your mind and body struggling...

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Built-In Food Ordering Apps Could Cause Distracted Driving

A blessing or a curse? Like many choices in 21st century America, it will be your call. A new dashboard app from General Motors Co. that lets drivers order food or browse hotels while behind the wheel has been met with concerns from a prominent safety group. National Safety Council President Deborah Hersman expresses concerns...

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Distracted Driving Is an Epidemic in Macon

In October 2017, a Consumer Reports survey of drivers and their habits behind the wheel revealed that 52 percent of motorists admitted to engaging in distracting activities while driving. Forty-one percent said they had used their hands to text while driving, while eight percent admitted to watching videos on their phones while behind the wheel....

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