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Officer injured in drunk driving accident

Police officers across the nation often put their lives on the line in the performance of their duties. These men and women are seen on the news participating in high-speed chases, arresting violent criminals or conducting searches for people in remote or dangerous areas. However, these acts of heroism are only a very small fraction of what most officers do on a daily basis. It can be easy to forget that officers may also be at risk while doing much less glamorous tasks. One Georgia State Patrol officer became the victim of a drunk driving accident while he was on duty.

Drunk driving accident kills man on his way to work

Traffic in Georgia seems to have reached an all time high in the last week. Roadways are packed with people driving up from Florida in order to get out of the path of Hurricane Irma. Unfortunately, with more people on the roads, small accidents are taking a greater toll on the flow of traffic. The increased number of drivers also means that drunk driving accidents are more likely to cause serious harm. 

Drunk driving accident kills Georgia motorcyclist

Large cities never truly sleep, and cities in Georgia are no exception. There is a constant flow of traffic at all hours of the night and day, although some hours are certainly more active than others. Unfortunately, that also means that car accidents can occur at all times for a variety of reasons. Accidents caused by drunk driving are not an uncommon cause of late night traffic jams.

Report: Drugged driving fatalities have risen considerably

There's no question that attitudes toward driving under the influence of alcohol have changed considerably here in the U.S. over the last several decades, with more people than ever understanding just how dangerous this behavior is. Indeed, statistics show that while alcohol was a factor in 55 percent of fatal crashes in 1982, this number has since declined to roughly 33 percent.

Study: Mandatory ignition interlocks have proven effective in keeping roads safe

While it may seem hard to believe, it's now been nearly 25 years since the 50 states first began passing laws calling for mandatory ignition interlocks, the breathalyzer-like devices that prevent a vehicle from starting if alcohol is detected in the driver's breath.

Just how effective is Uber in reducing drunk driving crashes?

As much as we would like to believe that people are now more prone to rethinking their decision to get behind the wheel after a night spent imbibing, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that drunk driving is still the single biggest cause of deadly motor vehicle accidents, accounting for over 10,000 fatalities per year.

Highway workers: beware of drunk drivers

A good portion of our nation's infrastructure relies heavily on the long hours spent by highway workers repairing and maintaining our roadways. Here in Georgia, with our many busy highways, much of this maintenance and repair must be done during the late evening and early morning hours. While these hours are typically quiet on the highway, late night bar patrons and other partygoers may make up a good portion of the traffic. Ideally, each late-night commute is made by a completely sober and wide-awake driver. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. And, many vehicles speeding past road workers may actually be driven by a drunk driver.

An overview of drugs and how they may affect driving

Over-the-counter drugs, prescriptions and legalized recreational drugs can all affect your ability to drive, but each one influences you differently. That is the deadly problem with driving while drugged. Each drug can affect people differently. Maybe pain killers result in hallucinations. Or maybe the prescription leaves you feeling sleepy. Regardless, drugged driving is a growing problem that states are tackling in a haphazard manner. This article will go over some of these risks and how they may affect you.

The number of drunk driving accidents in Georgia is decreasing

Drunk driving accidents are always preventable. This fact is one reason those who lose loved ones in these types of accidents are so frustrated. Fortunately, the number of drunk driving accidents in Georgia is statistically decreasing, but, as in all states, the annual number of DUI-related accidents is still much too high.

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