Atlanta Drivers Are Driving Recklessly
In Atlanta, the problem of reckless driving is particularly acute, with high-speed crashes and fatalities occurring regularly on major highways and city streets. The Georgia Department of Transportation and local law enforcement agencies have launched numerous campaigns and initiatives aimed at curbing reckless driving in the city including increased patrols, speed cameras, and public awareness…Read More
Autonomous Cars with Defective Software Recalled
Autonomous vehicles, also known as self-driving cars, have been hailed as the future of transportation. With the promise of increased safety, convenience, and efficiency, it’s easy to see why many people are excited about the potential of this technology. However, there are also some very real dangers associated with autonomous vehicles that need to be…Read More
Self-Driving Vehicles May Lead to More Traffic Congestion, Causing More Accidents
Proponents of self-driving (autonomous) vehicles argue that these vehicles will be safer than cars with drivers because autonomous vehicles don’t have drivers who drive while distracted, fatigued, or intoxicated. They say drivers can work, play, or rest while their car is in motion. Opponents argue that self-driving cars are still no match for the human…Read More
What You Should Know About “Sami’s Law”
Accepting a rideshare ride from an Uber, Lyft, or another Transportation Network Carrier (TNC) can be dangerous. While rideshares offer the convenience of scheduling your ride ahead of your trip, rideshare drivers aren’t always vetted as well as they should be. Sadly, there have been many reports of drivers physically or sexually assaulting riders. One…Read More
The Link Between Legalized Marijuana and a Rise in Traffic Accidents
The topic of whether marijuana should be legal is contentious and, up to this point, has been left in the hands of the states. However, recent pardons of federal marijuana offenses by President Biden may hint at marijuana reform. While some people enjoy the benefits of legalization efforts, recreational use also has pitfalls. Although the…Read More
Should I See a Doctor Immediately After an Atlanta Vehicle Accident?
There are several key reasons why you should seek medical help as soon as possible after a vehicle accident. Prompt medical care can mean the difference between life and death, between chronic injuries and injuries that fully mend, and between treatments that have a good chance of success and treatments that may not be as…Read More
What Is the “Three-Second” Rule in Driving?
There are many practical rules that motorists use to drive safely. Georgia traffic laws outline many of these rules, such as not exceeding the speed limit or driving through a red light. Some rules are common-sense, like don’t continue driving when the fuel gauge reads “empty,” and remember to turn your lights on when it’s…Read More
Why Multi-Lane Highways Increase the Risk of Collisions
Many people assume bigger highways are safer because they cut down on traffic congestion, but the exact opposite appears to be true. According to a study conducted by Nordic Road & Transport Research, wider roads lead to fewer accidents, and increasing the number of lanes will usually decrease the number of accidents, but if the…Read More
Can Driverless Vehicles Be Hacked?
The promise of autonomous vehicles – cars and trucks that don’t need a human driver behind the wheel – offer many advantages. Proponents of driverless cars envision fewer traffic accidents caused by human error, more efficient movement of cargo, drunk driving prevention, and improved mass transit. However, as full and partially autonomous vehicles start rolling…Read More
Advanced Driver-Assistance Technologies Linked to Numerous Collisions
Almost 400 automobile collisions occurring in the last year involved vehicles equipped with advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA’s findings are part of the agency’s effort to determine the degree of safety provided by advanced driving systems. According to NHTSA data, Teslas outfitted with Autopilot, Full…Read More