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February 2017 Archives

Double and triple trailers on semis: What are the risks?

You may be hesitant to drive near a semitruck that has two or even three trailers on it. According to the Georgia Commercial Drivers Manual, your fears of a truck crash may not be unfounded. Although trucking companies are legally able to deploy these vehicles across the state, there are many factors that make them more dangerous than their single-trailer counterparts.

Why are seniors so susceptible to slip and falls?

Per the United States Census Bureau, nearly 13 percent of Georgia’s population is 65 or older. As an older American, you may be prone to suffering serious injury after a relatively small accident, even though a similar accident may cause only nominal harm to a younger person. This  is particularly true when it comes to slips and falls. reports that one in three seniors falls at least once a year, and that slips and falls are the single-largest cause of hospital admissions, injuries and fatalities among older Americans.

Understanding motorcycle helmet laws in Georgia

In Georgia, the motorcycle helmet law has not changed since about 1969, but that is not true in all states. At one time, the federal government required states to enact helmet use laws to receive funding for highway construction. In the 1970s, this changed when Congress stopped the Department of Transportation from assessing penalties on the state.

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, the vehicle safety options available today vary quite a bit, and some may not be right for you.

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