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Bruce Millar on March 18th, 2014

Drinking and driving is a plague on the nation, claiming thousands of lives each year. But while drunk driving gets the most attention, walking and bicycling under the influence are also problems. The percentage of bicyclists and pedestrians killed in traffic crashes while under the influence of alcohol has remained largely unchanged for 20 years, […]

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The designation of November as National Running Safety Month offers a chance to focus attention on pedestrian safety and accidents involving cars and people on foot. A Georgia Regents University medical student was struck in a crosswalk near the university on November 8, WJBF-TV recently reported. Fortunately, the med student was not seriously injured in […]

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Bruce Millar on October 9th, 2013

On Walk to School Day October 9, the National Center for Safe Routes to School has tips for safely walking to school for parents and students: Choose a safe route to school: a route with less traffic, intersections and street crossings, and where sidewalks or paths are separated from traffic.  If there are no sidewalks, […]

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Bruce Millar on September 23rd, 2013

Pedestrian traffic accidents in Georgia don’t always end up with the pedestrian being the one injured. Sometimes the victim is the driver or a passenger in the vehicle that hits the pedestrian. That was the story on September 6, when a deputy sheriff was injured in a multi-car collision that began when a pedestrian crossed […]

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Bruce Millar on May 24th, 2013

Each week, two children are killed by vehicles moving in reverse, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A group of parents is demanding that federal regulators do something about this situation by requiring rear-view cameras in all new cars. There have been more than 70,000 injuries and 1,000 deaths – mostly toddlers […]

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Continue reading about 1,000 Children Killed in Back-over Accidents

Bruce Millar on May 21st, 2013

Crossing a busy street – especially a highway or interstate – can be deadly.  Each year, around 4,000 pedestrians are killed in auto accidents in Georgia and nationally, and another 70,000 are injured. Many of these accidents occur as people are going from one side of a road to the other. A case in point: […]

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Continue reading about Atlanta Man Killed While Crossing I-75

Bruce Millar on March 26th, 2013

Every eight minutes in Georgia and across the country, a pedestrian is hurt in a traffic crash. And every two hours a pedestrian is killed. Pedestrian accidents in Georgia most often involve someone who is struck by a motor vehicle while walking, running or crossing a street. But anyone on foot can be the victim […]

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Bruce Millar on March 19th, 2013

Pedestrian accidents in Georgia can happen anywhere and anytime. Sometimes they even take place in the confusing aftermath of a car wreck. That’s what happened March 11 in Fulton County. Early that morning, two cars collided at the intersection of Camp Creek Parkway and Welcome All Road, according to news accounts. One car was pushed […]

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