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Road Safety in Georgia
Being a good driver means knowing how to handle
all of the challenges on our roads. Let’s take a lo...
www.MannInjuryLaw.com
Overview on Safe Driving
• Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes
of death in the U.S.
•...
www.MannInjuryLaw.com
Ice – Our Biggest Enemy on the
Road
• In the South, snow typically isn’t our biggest
concern. Howeve...
www.MannInjuryLaw.com
Driving Safely in Icy Conditions
Some helpful tips from AAA:
• Accelerate and brake slowly/cautiousl...
www.MannInjuryLaw.com
Child Safety Seats
Child safety seats are not only life savers for our children,
they’re mandatory b...
www.MannInjuryLaw.com
Wake Up! How To Avoid Drowsy
Driving
1 out of 8 crashes requiring hospitalization and 1 out of 6
fat...
www.MannInjuryLaw.com
Focus on the Road – Distracted
Driving
In 2013, 3,154 fatalities involving distracted drivers were
r...
www.MannInjuryLaw.com
Drunk Driving
• Drunk or impaired drivers are perhaps the greatest danger
on our roadways. Since the...
www.MannInjuryLaw.com
Lane Safety – More Than an
Afterthought
• When driving below the normal driving speed, a
driver is o...
www.MannInjuryLaw.com
Biking Safety
The number of bicycle commuters almost doubled from 1990 to
2012, a fact that highligh...
Need Help?
If you have been injured, or a member of your family has been killed in a
car wreck in the Macon area, contact ...
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Georgia Road Safety

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Let's make road safety a top priority in Georgia. Here are tips on how we can avoid car accidents in the Peach State.

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Georgia Road Safety

  1. 1. Road Safety in Georgia Being a good driver means knowing how to handle all of the challenges on our roads. Let’s take a look at some of the most important aspects of road safety in our state, from driving on icy roads to properly using child safety seats.
  2. 2. www.MannInjuryLaw.com Overview on Safe Driving • Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. • In Georgia, winter can be especially hazardous for drivers due to our lack of experience with driving on icy roads. • Observing proper road safety makes the difference between a bad driver and a great one.
  3. 3. www.MannInjuryLaw.com Ice – Our Biggest Enemy on the Road • In the South, snow typically isn’t our biggest concern. However, we are occasionally confronted with perilous driving conditions courtesy of ice and freezing rain, which can be more difficult to navigate than snow itself. Patches of ice are tough for drivers to spot, so it’s important to observe safe driving measures like those suggested by AAA.
  4. 4. www.MannInjuryLaw.com Driving Safely in Icy Conditions Some helpful tips from AAA: • Accelerate and brake slowly/cautiously. • Increase following distance to 8-10 seconds. • Be familiar with your braking system. • Don’t power up hills or stop suddenly while going down hills. • If at all possible, avoid driving in these conditions entirely.
  5. 5. www.MannInjuryLaw.com Child Safety Seats Child safety seats are not only life savers for our children, they’re mandatory by law. • Never put child seats behind airbags. • Avoid putting children in front seats. • Children should be put in boosters until a seat belt fits. • Always read and follow child restraint instructions. • Here are some more resources for child seat positioning and use of seats in your car.
  6. 6. www.MannInjuryLaw.com Wake Up! How To Avoid Drowsy Driving 1 out of 8 crashes requiring hospitalization and 1 out of 6 fatal car crashes stem from drowsy driving. Tips from drowsydriving.org: • Always get adequate sleep (7-9 hours a night) before long drives. • Never drive if you’ve been awake for more than 24 hours. • Drink caffeine if you feel sleepy. • Find a place to take a short nap if there are no other options.
  7. 7. www.MannInjuryLaw.com Focus on the Road – Distracted Driving In 2013, 3,154 fatalities involving distracted drivers were reported. Here are some common reasons drivers were distracted: • Texting or talking on a mobile phone • Eating or drinking while driving • Talking to other passengers • Grooming while driving • Reading • Adjusting car stereos or GPS systems.
  8. 8. www.MannInjuryLaw.com Drunk Driving • Drunk or impaired drivers are perhaps the greatest danger on our roadways. Since the number of drunk drivers increases over holidays, the combination of drunk driving and icy road conditions creates “the perfect storm” for car accidents. • Car accidents involving alcohol are more likely to cause injury and death. • This graph from gahighwaysafety.org illustrates Georgia’s challenges regarding drunk driving fatalities.
  9. 9. www.MannInjuryLaw.com Lane Safety – More Than an Afterthought • When driving below the normal driving speed, a driver is often creating a hazard for all drivers by obstructing the flow of traffic. In July of 2014, Georgia lawmakers increased the penalty for drivers who linger in the left lane. A driver who slows down left lane traffic can be fined up to $1,000. Further Reading: http://www.manninjurylaw.com/lane- courtesy/
  10. 10. www.MannInjuryLaw.com Biking Safety The number of bicycle commuters almost doubled from 1990 to 2012, a fact that highlights the need for both cyclists and drivers to adhere to safe driving precautions. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools that have proven to be valuable for bicycling safety, including: • Lights • Horns • Cameras • Helmets. Here are some particularly helpful safety gadgets for bicyclists.
  11. 11. Need Help? If you have been injured, or a member of your family has been killed in a car wreck in the Macon area, contact the Mann Law Firm today at 1-855- 508-1799 or through our online form for a free initial consultation about your legal options. www.manninjurylaw.com Disclaimer: All content is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. Interaction with or distribution/sharing of this material does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. This is online material falls under classification as attorney advertising. Find Us on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/georgialawfirm http://www.linkedin.com/company/mann-law-firm

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