June 2013 Archives

Georgia woman not responsible for fatal car crash

A woman who had been accused of causing a car accident by street racing has been found by Georgia state trooper's investigators to not be responsible for the crash. The accident that happed back on May 10 left her boyfriend and 6-month old son dead. Because of initial reports and eyewitness interviews, the Georgia State Patrol had believed she was driving the vehicle and was involved in street racing.

Warners Robins police involved in car accident

When emergency vehicles respond to call, they often have to violate normal traffic laws. Of course, they are authorized to do so, as time is always of the essence, whether it is a police call, responding to a fire or an ambulance or EMTs responding to a medical emergency. This creates additional risk, beyond those normally encountered on Georgia's highways.

Do bigger trucks mean more accidents?

Truck move America. At any moment, hundreds of thousands of trucks are moving goods across the country. As part of legislation dealing with transportation needs for the future, Congress has requested that the prospect of larger trucks be considered. These trucks would allow more goods to be transported, and in theory lower the costs. At least, for some entities. The price the rest of us could be wind up paying, however, could be much higher.

Repeal of motorcycle helmet law results in higher hospital costs

Motorcycle helmet laws have long been a source of controversy. Safety advocates have argued they save lives and lessen injuries. Groups opposed claim they inhibit their ability to hear other vehicles and argue it is their right to choose to wear a helmet. In Georgia, all motorcycle riders are required to wear a helmet. In other states, helmet laws have been enacted, repealed, reenacted and amended. Unlike many states, Georgia's helmet law has remained unchanged since 1969.

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