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May 2015 Archives

Lawsuits filed in fatal Amtrak passenger rail accident.

Many Georgia residents are aware of the May 12 Philadelphia Amtrak accident that resulted in multiple fatalities. A conductor of the train involved in the fatal derailment was critically injured and has filed a lawsuit against Amtrak, accusing the company of negligence. The conductor's lawsuit is one of several that have been filed as a result of the accident.

Some of the most hazardous days to drive

Georgia residents who do a lot of driving are probably quite aware of those days that pose the most danger on the roadways. While many high-risk days occur during major holiday seasons, some do not. The days leading up to daylight saving time, Friday the 13th and St. Patrick's Day are also risky for motorists, based on recent findings.

Motorcycle accidents, defects and recalls

Sometimes, Georgians who have purchased motorcycles will later learn that their bikes are the subject of a recall. Recalls are issued when there is a problem with safety, and so it is important for motorcycle owners to take their bikes into the shop for free repairs when they receive such a notice. In some cases, however, the owner may not receive a notice.

Drivers dangerously distracted by brief glances away from road

Some Georgia drivers may have heard advice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that they should not take their eyes off of the road for more than two seconds at a time. However, according to a new study conducted by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, even two seconds is long enough to leave a driver dangerously distracted.