Distraction is one of the most common causes of accidents across the U.S. In fact, on just about any road right here in Georgia, you could look around and see a driver distracted by something, often their phones.
In a voluntary agreement brokered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, automobile manufacturers have committed to including automatic emergency braking systems on almost all vehicles by 2022. As these safety systems become more common, motorists in Georgia could expect to see a reduction in rear-end crashes.
Modern technology has done some incredible things for cars and trucks in recent years. Safety features like park assist, lane correction and blind spot sensors have helped drivers all across Augusta avoid countless collisions; apps for phones that block messages while a person is driving and hands-free devices that allow drivers to make calls or get directions without picking up a phone have helped to decrease distraction.
Driving while impaired is the cause of far too many preventable accidents across the U.S. Unfortunately, some people associate impairment only with alcohol and fail to recognize that there are many other conditions that can have a negative impact on a person's ability to control a motor vehicle safely.
Driving on the highways and interstates in Georgia can be unavoidable for many of us. And while they might be a little more stressful for drivers and often get congested, they are typically the fastest routes to get from point A to point B.
In any type of crash, whether it is minor or serious, it can be in your best interests to figure out what led to the accident. Was it your fault? Were there faulty or defective auto parts to blame? Was the other driver doing something to cause the crash?
Motor vehicle accidents happen all around Georgia all the time, whether they are minor fender benders or serious multi-car highway crashes. Most crashes fall somewhere between these two extremes. But in any type of accident, there is the potential for injuries.
During the summer, drivers in Georgia likely notice the several road construction projects that are underway in the state. In fact, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation, summer is the busiest season for road maintenance and construction.
A head-on collision between two cars on a Georgia highway that occurred on a Friday morning at the end of March is a clear illustration of the devastating effects a car accident can have on those involved. Car accidents impact the lives of young and old, as is evident in this instance. The lives of both of the drivers may change after the accident.