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I-75 collision leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

Perhaps nothing is more unsettling to a driver then getting a flat tire on any of the roads or highways in or around Rome. The feeling of helplessness from having a disabled vehicle may be compounded by the fact that one has to change the tire in order to get out the predicament. Working on a car near a roadway can always be a risky proposition. Often, the conditions do not allow one to pull far enough away from the main road in order to feel completely safe. In such a case, the one working on the vehicle likely holds out hope that other motorists will be aware of his or her presence and take added precautions. Sadly, that is not always the case. 

Tips to avoid an accident as a pedestrian

The Centers for Disease Control reports that over 5,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2015. Another 129,000 pedestrians were treated in the emergency department for non-fatal injuries in a traffic accident. The pedestrians most at risk for a fatality in a traffic crash are those over 65 years old and children under the age of 15. 

Car accidents and their effect on your insurance rate

Every day, thousands of Georgia residents like yourself, rely on their cars to get them safely from one place to another. However, involvement in a car accident is sometimes unavoidable and can result in consequences like increased insurance rates. At Cromartie Law, we understand the complications of dealing with injury accidents.

What happens to the body in a car accident?

When you are involved in a car accident in Georgia, a chain reaction of events happens to your vehicle and your body. Understanding what happens can help you to be more aware of why you were injured or why you suffered certain injuries in the crash. According to The EMT Spot, you suffer from three types of impacts in an accident.

What you need to know about accidents in work zones

If you are driving on Georgia's highway system as the weather warms up and road crews begin to gather for a new season of work, then you already know how driving in work zones can present unique challenges. Being vigilant for workers' safety and monitoring for random hazards can all tax your vigilance, but by slowing down and making sure you follow safe driving practices, it can be just as safe as driving under any other conditions.

Will these safety systems make you a better driver?

Whether you have confidence in your driving skills or being behind the wheel on the Georgia roadways makes you feel anxious, automakers want to improve your chances of avoiding a crash by adding technology to your vehicle. According to Edmunds.com, the vehicle safety options available today vary quite a bit, and some may not be right for you.

Taking a look at drowsy driving

Each year, a shocking number of lives are claimed as a result of drunk driving, speeding and other dangerous behaviors that reckless drivers exhibit while behind the wheel. However, drowsy driving is another major auto accident risk and some people do not realize how serious this problem actually is. In Rome, and across the rest of Georgia, drowsy driving significantly increases the likelihood of an accident.

How can GA residents drive safely this winter?

Winter weather is at best a pain for drivers in Georgia, and a dangerous factor for serious accidents at worst. It may significantly help to know how to drive defensively in adverse weather. If you have inexperienced teenage drivers, you may also want to take some time to teach them how to drive in poor weather and stay safe.

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