Six individuals were riding in a motor vehicle in Richmond County on a recent Saturday evening when, according to police reports, the vehicle flipped over multiple times. The car was traveling down the Bobby Jones Expressway while a 16-year-old female motorist was driving.
Georgia drivers often forget how important it is to maintain their cars to prevent a serious accident. By taking regular steps to ensure that brakes, for example, are in proper working order, motorists can prevent a lot of accidents that happen because of poorly maintained brakes. Indeed, the faster one can stop, the more agile and nimble an automobile is, and the more capable it is of avoiding a potentially injurious or fatal collision.
A car accident can occur any time one gets behind the wheel, and less experienced teenage drivers are often at greater risk of accidents leading to injury or death. A couple of 16-year-olds from Dallas, Georgia, recently learned this painful lesson the hard way. While the accident thankfully did not result in any fatalities, the early morning two-car collision on August 9 resulted in two injuries, one of which was quite serious.
A Georgia driver was heading northbound on U.S. 19 on the morning of Aug. 3 when a package fell from a truck ahead of him. The driver tried to avoid hitting the package, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and careen off the roadway. The incident happened just outside of Baconton.
No car accident victim, no matter how successful he or she is in a personal injury claim, would disagree with the idea that avoiding the accident and injuries would have been better. Hindsight is always 20/20 in this regard, but the fact is that most car accidents can be avoided. They usually happen due to a combination of negligence, unlawful activity and an inability to appropriately react.
Northwest Georgia residents rely on their vehicles to travel to work, take their children to school, run errands, travel across country and more. In fact, without a motor vehicle, most of us would be completely lost and unable to complete the daily routines that make up the intricate fabric of our lives, but using a motor vehicle is very dangerous. Georgia drivers need to constantly be aware of the dangers they are facing on the roadway each day and never become complacent when it comes to motor vehicle safety.
Distraction from the road is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the United States, and while texting while driving is certainly dangerous, texts are not the only distraction facing drivers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, crashes with distracted driving as an identified factor cause an average of eight fatalities in the country each day. Over 1,100 people are injured in such crashes every day.
Determining who was at fault for an car accident is important, especially in a state like Georgia where the at-fault driver is responsible for paying for the damages of those who were injured.
When it comes to identifying an unsafe driver, most people could probably name someone they believe is either lacking the necessary skills behind the wheel or is downright dangerous after careful consideration.
Automakers and software companies alike have made truly remarkable progress when it comes to the development of completely autonomous vehicles. Indeed, what once seemed like the stuff of science fiction is now reality, as prototype self-driving cars can be observed out on the roads and highways in several U.S. states.