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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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Bruce Millar on February 17th, 2014

Most drivers are involved in a vehicle accident at least one time in their lives, but with luck, that accident will not cause serious injuries. Whether major or minor, accidents are scary and upsetting. They can interrupt lives and leave motorists dealing with property damage, accident reports, and insurance companies. The National Highway Traffic Safety […]

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Bruce Millar on January 31st, 2014

Though drivers across the United States generally believe speeding is a problem, one in five admit they try to get where they are going as fast as they can. Nationwide, speeding accidents take close to 10,000 lives every year, amounting to nearly a third of all traffic deaths and costing approximately $40 billion, the NHTSA […]

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Bruce Millar on September 19th, 2013

Autumn means shorter days, dropping temperatures and football game traffic – all of which can add up to an auto accident in Atlanta. But by taking these three safety steps, you can avoid being in one: Make adjustments for the changing sunlight patterns. Be alert for unexpected hazards like frost, high winds and patches of […]

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Bruce Millar on September 16th, 2013

Wearing your seat belt can reduce your chance of being injured in a Georgia car accident by more than 50 percent. Not buckling up may cost you your life. The biggest danger of not being securely fastened in your seat is being thrown from the car in the event of a crash. Statistics show that […]

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Bruce Millar on September 9th, 2013

Using extra caution while driving in school zones will help prevent traffic accidents in Georgia. It might also save a child’s life. School zones are marked with flashing lights or posted hours for reduced speeds. When school is in session, state troopers routinely patrol these areas. They are watching for violations that can result in […]

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