Blog: Risk Reduction on the Road

March 29, 2016 – in Car Accidents, Risk Reduction on the Road

Yellow light timing to prevent drivers from running red lights and causing accidents

Since more than 20% of traffic fatalities occur at intersections, creating safer intersections is a huge priority. There are many factors that go into creating safe intersections. One of the most important is the yellow light. According to Georgia law, the yellow light is simply an indication to drivers than the traffic signal is about […]

October 19, 2015 – in Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Risk Reduction on the Road

Will self-driving cars like the Tesla Model S prevent accidents, or create more problems?

Companies like Tesla and Google are leading the way in developing autonomous driving capabilities in motor vehicles. Will it do more harm than good? Last week, automaker Tesla released its self-driving capability dubbed Autopilot to current owners of its Model S vehicle. Tesla’s self-driving software allows the vehicle to autonomously steer within a lane, change […]

October 12, 2015 – in Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Risk Reduction on the Road, Serious Injury & Death

AT&T launches #itcanwait campaign to combat distracted driving

As part of their effort to combat distracted driving, AT&T has released a short video focusing on the story of Fletcher Cleaves. Fletcher graduated from Cordova High School in Memphis, TN in 2009 with a football scholarship and a promising career ahead of him. However, shortly after graduating, Fletcher was involved in a serious car accident where a distracted […]

August 17, 2015 – in Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Risk Reduction on the Road

Educating your teenager on safe driving in Atlanta

Statistically, compared to every other age group, young people ages 16-19 have the highest risk of being involved in an automobile accident. Young people account for roughly 30% of the total cost of auto accident related injuries, and are nearly three times more likely than older drivers to be involved in a fatal accident.1 At […]

August 10, 2015 – in Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Risk Reduction on the Road, Serious Injury & Death

Atlanta Weekend in Review: School Bus Laws & Car Crashes

This is the weekend review for August 7-9, 2015 in Atlanta. A reminder on traffic laws relating to school buses Seems like all students have now returned to school.  Drivers should keep in mind that passing a school bus while it is stopped to pick up or drop off children is a citable offense under […]

June 22, 2015 – in Personal Injury Law, Risk Reduction on the Road, Serious Injury & Death

Inattentive Driving – The Cause of Too Many Crashes

Cell phones, and in particular, smart phones, are now ubiquitous to our population.  They are extensions of us.  We encase and bejewel them to suit our personalities.  We look at them while conversing with our spouses or friends at dinner, while listening to a lecture either at school or during a professional seminar, and unfortunately, […]

June 16, 2015 – in Breaking News, Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Risk Reduction on the Road, Serious Injury & Death

Street racing in Atlanta results in injury to two children

Local news reports that two children were rushed to and treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston after they were struck by a vehicle that lost control while street racing on McDaniel Street in Atlanta. Reports indicate that the driver of a Chevrolet Camaro lost control while racing a Dodge Charger.  The Camaro smashed […]

April 7, 2015 – in Car Accidents, Personal Injury Law, Risk Reduction on the Road

The rise of accidents caused by texting while driving

Recently, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released the results of an in-depth study of automobile crashes involving teen drivers. Working with researchers at the University of Iowa, the team analyzed 1,691 dash cam video recordings. Researchers found that distraction, including texting or using a mobile phone, was a factor in nearly 6 out of […]