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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.

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.

Lack of vehicle maintenance can be costly

Georgia motorists may worry about the cost of having maintenance work performed on their vehicles. In some cases, the normal wear and tear on certain vehicle systems can lead to high bills for normal upkeep. Even a simple oil change can be inconvenient when one's budget is limited. However, vehicle owners may find that a lack of recommended maintenance can lead to serious and costly damages. Additionally, the life of service for a vehicle can be reduced by 25 percent or more when maintenance tasks are performed infrequently or ignored.

Car accidents involving children are heart wrenching

A family's holiday turned into a nightmare when their 5-year-old son suffered serious injuries in a Georgia accident. The accident happened during the last weekend of March. Car accidents in which children are injured are understandably devastating.

Fatal Georgia car accidents: Some tragedies can be avoided

It appears as if an accident in Georgia in which a driver was killed and a 14-year-old boy was injured could have been avoided if the driver of a pickup truck paid more attention to his driving. The accident happened at approximately 7:40 p.m. on a recent Wednesday evening in early March. As is the case concerning many car accidents, the consequences of this accident have been devastating.

A real tragedy occurs when teens are killed in car accidents

A tragic single-car accident on a recent Wednesday led to the death of a 17-year-old Georgia youth. The teenager was traveling with an 18 year old. Fatal car accidents are always tragic, but when teenagers or children are the victims, they are even more disconcerting.

Georgia car accidents: Teen pedestrian a fatal hit and run victim

As Georgia teenagers get older, they are often afforded more freedom. Unfortunately, this means there are also more opportunities for them to be involved in accidents. Across the nation, far too many parents lose their teenage children to car accidents, and in some of those cases, the teen is not even in a vehicle. One set of parents got a call that no parent should ever have to receive -- their teenage son's body was found on a local roadway.

Georgia car accidents: 2 teens dead and 1 injured

Car accidents usually happen when drivers least expect them. When car accidents do happen, they can cause victims to suffer from a number of serious injuries and can also result in death. Regrettably, two Georgia teens died in a recent car crash that happened in Franklin County.

Georgia car accidents: Girl flown to hospital for injuries

Many Georgia roads are usually busy with distracted drivers, particularly during the holiday season. The car accidents that sometimes result can cause injuries to victims involved. In one incident, a young girl was seriously injured in a crash.