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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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