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Bruce Millar on June 30th, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that at any given daylight moment, 660,000 drivers are using cellphones or manipulating other devices. But these are not the only activities distracting drivers. Distractions include any activity that diverts a motorist’s attention from the primary task of driving.  Texting, for example, increases the risk of a car […]

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Bruce Millar on June 23rd, 2014

Drivers who do not maintain their tires may face liability if those tires cause an accident resulting in property damage, injury or even death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website safercar.gov reports that worn tires cause nearly 11,000 crashes and 200 deaths annually. As tires age, they lose their tread and their structural integrity, […]

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Bruce Millar on June 13th, 2014

Starting July 1, slow drivers who hog the fast lanes of Georgia highways may get in trouble with the law. Under the state’s new “Slowpoke Bill” they could be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000. Representative Bill Hitchens, a former Georgia State Patrol commander, introduced the bill, which passed within weeks of […]

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Bruce Millar on June 5th, 2014

Vehicle crashes take an enormous toll on the U.S. economy and the financial health of those who are injured or suffer the loss of family members. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a study in May showing that car crashes cost $871 billion a year, equivalent to 2 percent of the country’s gross domestic […]

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In the United States, more children die from injuries suffered in car accidents than from any other cause. At least a third of these deaths are preventable if parents would only use child safety seats correctly. Vehicle crashes in 2011 killed more than 650 children age 12 and younger and injured more than 148,000, the […]

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On Memorial Day, we honor the United States veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms we enjoy. Many families celebrate the holiday by making the first getaway of the season to visit friends and family. More than 8 out of 10 people travelling during the holiday weekend go by automobile. With so […]

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Bruce Millar on May 16th, 2014

New cars must be equipped with rear visibility technology by mid-2018 under a rule that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says will reduce fatalities and serious injuries from backover car accidents. The U.S. Department of Transportation proposed the regulations in 2010, two years after Congress called for changes in response to accidents involving drivers […]

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A driver whose pick-up truck rear-ended a school bus in Albany, Ga., told police he was reaching to change his radio station at the time, WALB reported recently. The accident, which occurred when the bus was stopped to drop children off, sent the bus driver, the truck driver and nine children to a local hospital. […]

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Bruce Millar on April 30th, 2014

States began enacting seat belt laws in 1985 to require drivers and passengers to buckle up. The laws were controversial at first, but seat belt use has been climbing ever since. As of 2012, the use of seat belts reached 86 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nonetheless, the National Safety Council […]

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Millar & Mixon on April 17th, 2014

Recently in Gwinnett County, a motorist was arrested and accused of leaving the scene of a fatal collision with an 85-year-old man walking in a crosswalk at an intersection. The driver allegedly ran a stop sign in her Ford pickup truck before striking the pedestrian, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported. The pedestrian later died from […]

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