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September

Blog Posts in September, 2017

  • It is well documented that motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of fatalities in the United States, with young drivers experiencing fatal crashes at significantly higher rates than older drivers. This increase is typically caused by driver inexperience and the tendency of adolescents to engage in higher-risk driving behaviors. 20 years ago, the Teenage & Adult Driver Responsibility ...
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  • My post yesterday about distracted driving got me to thinking about other types of driving behaviors that often result in injuries and deaths. This led me to think about aggressive driving, versions of which I see every day on Atlanta's roadways. And many of my clients have come to my firm after being injured in collisions involving aggressive driving. What are the most common forms of ...
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  • Police pursuits in Atlanta continue to cause injuries and deaths

    || 25-Sep-2017

    After reading about a police chase in Atlanta yesterday that resulted in serious injuries to the fleeing man, as well as a recent Atlanta crash that killed two people and injured a child, I got to thinking about incredibly dangerous police chases are, to law enforcement, the drivers involved, the people running from the law, and the general public. Some statistics related to police chases and ...
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  • As the county waits breathlessly for the new federal budget from the Trump administration, it is expected that the Atlanta region will suffer from funding cuts to money that has been approved for future transit expansion projects. Some of the Atlanta region’s largest transit projects are depending on funding from the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts Program. The ...
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  • According to a new study done by the Governors Highway Safety Association, which includes recent data on drug use by drivers and drug involvement in crashes, new state laws and programs, and information from more than 30 additional research studies, in 2015 drugs were present in 43% of the fatally-injured drivers with known test results, appearing more frequently than alcohol. How is drugged ...
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  • Atlanta's Bike Share program is greatly expanding its scope

    || 22-Sep-2017

    I'm so pleased to see that Atlanta is ramping up its efforts to expand the Atlanta Bike Share program. Given the horrible gridlock that Atlanta experiences every day, commuters and city travelers should have as many options as possible for alternative transportation. These 400 new bicycles, a five-time increase in the current number, will definitely help. What are the goals of the Atlanta bike ...
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