Georgia motorists are being reminded to wear their seat belts and never get behind the wheel if they are legally too impaired to drive, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Public Safety and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.https://autoclubsouth.aaa.com/safety/tow_to_go.aspx for more information or call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Leave earlier for your destination because the extra traffic on the road may increase travel times. Don't try to make up time by speeding. Make sure everyone in your vehicle is wearing their seat belts and all children under 8 are riding in an approved child passenger safety seat or booster seat. Plan rest stops as needed and alternate drivers if possible. Limit driver distractions by staying off phones. Find a safe place to pull off the road if you need to speak to someone or check your navigation. For more information on the Governor's Office of Highway Safety's (GOHS) impaired driving … [Read more...] about Drivers reminded to buckle up, drive sober during Thanksgiving holiday travel period
THE boyfriend of a heavily pregnant woman killed by a man distracted by a phone call spoke of his pain in court as the BMW driver was jailed today. Alex Evans gave an emotional statement to Swansea Crown Court as the man who caused Rebecca Evans' death was sent to prison for three years. He spoke of his horror at having to decide to help his partner's son, Cian, or her first, as she lay covered in blood. He said: "Those pictures and feelings will never leave me as long as I live. "I had to stand and watch my loved ones die and suffer and there was nothing I could do to help them." Mr Evans said he would "never forget the look of pain and longing in (Cian's) eyes as he asked for Rebecca" and his son had spent months asking to "see mammy". He added: "The pain and suffering will never go away and I miss my girls every single moment of every day. "I will never have my perfect family back, marry my love or be a father to my daughter." In a statement read during the trial, he said there was … [Read more...] about Boyfriend’s agony at seeing ‘lifeless’ pregnant partner killed by BMW driver ‘distracted’ after hands-free call
Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Published 3:12 pm, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Photo: Gettyimages Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages Study: Texas Drivers Ranked Fourth-Most Aggressive in United States 1 / 1 Back to Gallery If you drive on Texas roadways, you certainly encounter aggressive drivers daily. Whether on a road trip, a morning commute to work, or a drive home in the evening, aggressive driving is a common (and unsafe) practice no matter where you live. It may come to no surprise to Texas motorists that the Lone Star State was ranked fourth in the country in aggressive drivers. The study conducted by GasBuddy, a smartphone app that helps travelers find ideal stops for gas, bathrooms, and coffee, gathered data from the app’s Trips feature. This feature assesses driving habits … [Read more...] about Study: Texas Drivers Ranked Fourth-Most Aggressive in United States
Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post Published 4:28 am, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Places that write a lot of tickets for distracted driving appear to have lower fatal crash rates than places that don't, according to a report compiled by an online security services firm. The analysis also found states that don't have any laws against driving and using handheld devices also appear to have higher crash rates than those that do. Safewise.com's report, which compares laws on the books against distracted driving and federal traffic safety data, found statistical correlation between cracking down on distracted driving and traffic deaths. Delaware, New York and Washington D.C. wrote the most tickets for distracted driving, for example, and also ranked among the jurisdictions with the lowest fatal crash rates, the report says. LATEST SFGATE VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Trump bushes 'dandruff' off of Macron's shoulder San Francisco Chronicle Venom trailer … [Read more...] about Places that write a lot of tickets for distracted driving also have lower fatal crash rates, analysis finds
My oldest son turns 16 this month, so you know what that means. Stay off the sidewalks, he’ll be getting his driver’s license soon.Like many moms, I enjoy boring my kids with personal anecdotes that relate to stages in their lives. So, I shared the excitement I felt when I first received my license and took my first solo car trip to the Kings Grant 7-Eleven to get a Slurpee.Being a novice driver, I couldn’t handle the distraction of enjoying the icy beverage while driving and spilled the slushy cola drink all over the car. Thankfully, I was able to clean the mess without my sloppy driving skills being exposed, and my multi-tasking didn’t result in a car accident.While I was flipping the channels the other day, I came across a segment about distracted driving on “The Hampton Roads Show.” Paul Hernandez, an attorney at Kalfus & Nachman, was sharing scary statistics about distracted driving. He said it caused 3,477 fatalities in 2015, and 69 percent … [Read more...] about Mother’s confession: I have to stop driving while distracted if I want my kids to do the same.