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Traffic Deaths Still High In Macon

In the current economic climate, gas prices are fairly low and people have more money in their pockets. However, this also means more people are taking to the roads. In fact, according to the latest statistics from the US Department of Transportations (USDOT), August 2018 has seen a 1.2 percent increase in traffic volume since August 2017. During the...

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Hit-and-Run Accidents A Problem in Macon-Bibb County

After a traffic accident occurs, Georgia motorists are required to remain at the scene of the crash until police arrive. Failure to do so can result in a mandatory driver’s license suspension and other penalties.   However, despite the consequences, some drivers choose to leave the scene of an accident. This can be extremely frustrating for crash victims...

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What Macon Drivers Should Know About Georgia's New Hands-Free Driving Law

Earlier this year, we discussed the risks associated with using hands-free devices while driving. Georgia’s Hands-Free Law took effect July 1, 2018. Drivers now cannot have a phone in their hands or touching any part of their bodies while driving. But while the law is an important safety step, its implications are not entirely clear....

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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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