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Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia Are on the Rise

The pedestrian fatality rate in Georgia has reached a critical point. Statistical data reveals a harsh reality that pedestrians face a significantly higher risk here compared to many other parts of the country. According to the latest data from the Governors Highway Safety Association, Georgia consistently ranks among the states with the highest pedestrian fatality...

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Why Are Pedestrian Accidents in Atlanta Spiking?

Fatal crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists are on the rise in Atlanta. Metro Atlanta has a lot of traffic and a lot of pedestrians. When a collision occurs between a motor vehicle and a person, the injuries sustained by the pedestrian are often catastrophic. Drivers should remember to yield to people on foot and that...

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Report: U.S. Pedestrian Fatalities Spiked to 40-Year High in 2021

Negligent drivers continue to put people on foot at risk of injury and death According to a troubling new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the U.S. recorded its highest number of pedestrian deaths in four decades, as 7,485 people tragically lost their lives on the nation's roadways in 2021. That's about 20...

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Hit By a Car? Pedestrian Right of Way Laws in GA

Even though fewer Americans drove during the pandemic, pedestrian deaths increased by 20% in the first half of 2020. With traffic at record-lows last year, how can this be? It seems that with fewer cars on the road, drivers chose to increase dangerous behaviors, including speeding, distracted driving, and impaired driving. According to the Governors...

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Are pedestrian fatalities getting enough attention?

While traffic fatalities involving car occupants have declined over the last few years, pedestrian deaths have been on the rise. In fact, a total of 6,283 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roads in 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This marked a three percent increase from 2017. According to safety advocates, the...

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Is Georgia one of the worst states in the country for pedestrian safety?

  Pedestrians are the most susceptible to severe injuries and fatalities caused by negligent drivers. Unlike motorists, they don't have the protection of airbags and seat belts. And compared to many motorcyclists and bicyclists, they're not equipped with helmets and other protective gear. Where does Georgia stand when it comes to pedestrian safety? The bad...

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Atlanta Scooter Accidents and Injuries

The hip, new trend in transportation is the electric scooter and it has noticeably taken over the streets of Atlanta. Affordable and easy-to-use with the touch of an app, people are hopping onto a Bird, Lime or Jump and using them to commute, tour or travel. Unfortunately, Atlanta's streets aren't very friendly to alternative transportation...

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Pedestrian Accidents On the Rise

On average, a pedestrian is killed in a collision every one and a half hours. In 2016, 16 percent of all traffic fatalities involved pedestrians. Last year, motor vehicle crashes killed 6,227 pedestrians. While fatalities have been reduced for other road users, pedestrian fatalities have risen 35 percent over the past decade. It's a disturbing...

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