The data from these devices should be examined if an accident occurs, to ensure that the driver was driving legally. The records can show if the driver was within their legal hours of service.
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Georgia - The largest state in the Southeast, and the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Georgia is a southeastern U.S. state whose diverse terrain spans coastal marshland and beaches to wide stretches of farmland. Atlanta, its sprawling capital, is the birthplace of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Georgia’s other major cities include Savannah, Macon, Columbus, the college town of Athens, and Augusta, which hosts the Masters golf tournament.
Georgia's climate can contribute to accidents in the region
The majority of the state is primarily a humid subtropical climate. Hot and humid summers are typical, except at the highest elevations. The entire state, including the North Georgia mountains, receives moderate to heavy precipitation, which varies from 45 inches in central Georgia to approximately 75 inches around the northeast part of the state.
Georgia's major industries keep the region growing
If Georgia were a stand-alone country, it would be the 28th largest economy in the world. There are 15 Fortune 500 companies and 26 Fortune 1000 companies with headquarters in Georgia, including such names as Home Depot, UPS, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, and Aflac. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport as measured by passenger traffic and aircraft traffic, is located in Georgia.
Major roadways in Georgia
Interstate 16 (I-16), also known as Jim Gillis Historic Savannah Parkway is an Interstate Highway located entirely within Georgia. I-16 travels from downtown Macon, at I-75 to downtown Savannah.
Interstate 20 (I-20) travels from the Alabama state line to the Savannah River. The highway enters the state near Tallapoosa. It travels through the Atlanta metropolitan area and exits the state in Augusta.
Interstate 24 (I-24) runs from Clarksville to Chattanooga via Nashville in the state of Tennessee.
I-59 has a short trek through Georgia, with only three exits before ending at I-24 several miles west of Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Wildwood, Georgia.
Interstate 75 (I-75) runs north–south along the U.S. Route 41 (US 41) corridor on the western side of the state, passing through the cities of Valdosta, Macon, and Atlanta.
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Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.
What to do after a serious injury accident in Georgia
When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in Georgia, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how a Georgia personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.
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While you cannot control the behaviors of others on the road, you can take steps to improve your own driving habits. Changing your own behaviors can contribute to safer roads, and allow you to avoid accidents with others. Here are some actions you can take to help create safer roads.
Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving, and truck drivers regularly are expected to drive when they haven’t had adequate rest.
Late last year, officials reported the program’s first six months had been a success, with users logging more than 11,000 miles on 5,000 trips. With the expansion of the program, we expect this success to continue.
The study recommends an increase in training for law enforcement officers to help them identify and arrest drugged drivers. Also recommended is for states to create a statewide task force to develop a strategic plan to tackle drugged driving.
ARC is depending on federal money for about 45% of the cost of each project. Current state and regional funding, some of which was gained through the recent approval of the Fulton County transportation tax, will likely be insufficient to complete the many projects planned.
The key question is whether the police properly weighed the need to immediately apprehend the suspect against the danger presented by the pursuit itself.
As I work with my clients whose lives have been disrupted, and sometimes destroyed, by the actions of aggressive drivers, I am always struck by how preventable and unnecessary these crashes are.
Despite long-term and ongoing public education campaigns aimed at reducing distracted driving, this dangerous behavior continues to be a safety threat on Georgia's roadways.