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Georgia's governor signs into law a new distracted driving bill

On Wednesday, May 2, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal became visibility choked up as he signed a new distracted driving bill. When he signed it into law, he was flanked by the loved ones left behind when five nursing students from Georgia Southern University were stuck and killed by a distracted drunk driver in 2015.

Vehicle accident statistics: How does 2017 compare to 2016?

The Insurance Information Institute (III)publishes statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding motor vehicle accidents every year. At this time, the most recent figures available are for 2017, so it may be interesting to look at how these figures compare to the previous year, 2016. Have our nation's roads been getting safer, or have they been getting more dangerous, overall?

Understanding just how risky drowsy driving can be

Drowsy driving has been described as being just as potentially deadly as operating a car while intoxicated. Both may impair a driver's ability to think, make them less attentive, and decrease their responsiveness. Really bad consequences can occur if a motorists falls asleep while driving their car.

Fatal car crashes are trending upward in Georgia

A newly published report by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GADOT) shows that over 1,500 people died in car crashes in the state during 2017. This statistic, which equates to approximately four daily deaths, marks an increase in fatal crashes by as much as 33 percent over the previous year.

Smartphone use causing an epidemic of distracted driving?

Even before the advent of cellphones, distracted driving was an issue. Irresponsible drivers regularly ate, drank, read books or maps, engaged in boisterous conversations, switched music selections or applied makeup while behind the wheel.

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