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Collision risk increases as daylight saving time ends

As the clock turns back with the end of daylight saving time, drivers in Georgia may face more dangerous roads. While the clock change itself is always scheduled for 2 a.m. on a Sunday to avoid unnecessary disruption, even a one-hour shift in sleep schedules can cause surprising effects. The end of daylight saving time can change the body's internal clock and circadian rhythms, contributing to greater feelings of sleepiness. Of course, these are the immediate effects of the clock change. Because it is a one-hour change, most people may be able to adjust to the difference over a short period of time.

More pedestrians, cyclists died in car crashes in 2018

After several years of increasing figures, the number of people who died in motor vehicle crashes on U.S. roads finally declined in 2018, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. However, that decrease was offset by the news that more pedestrians, cyclists and senior drivers are dying in traffic accidents in Georgia and across the country.

Which states see highest rate of teen drunk drivers

Georgia residents with teen drivers should know about a study from CheapCarInsuranceQuotes.com that deals with the subject of teen drunk driving. Teens should not be drinking any alcohol at all, but CDC data shows that 5.5% of teens not only drink it but also drive after doing so. Drunk driving is all too prevalent: Out of the 37,133 road accidents that occurred in 2017, 10,874 involved a driver with a BAC of .08 or above.

Responding appropriately if you are the victim of a hit and run

Hit and runs can happen when you are inside of your vehicle or nowhere in sight. However, discovering that the driver who hit you is avoiding responsibility for the damage he or she caused, can be frustrating and demoralizing. At Cromartie Law, we are committed to helping people in Georgia who have been victims of hit and run accidents. 

Losing a job and the risk of a car crash

Motor vehicle accidents may occur because a driver is under the influence, or they may happen as a result of speeding, ignoring signs and a lack of experience. Sometimes, there are certain stressors in life which can increase the likelihood of a crash, such as the loss of a job. When someone loses their job, especially if they did not see it coming, this can lead to significant stress, sleep problems, substance abuse, depression and other challenges, all of which may increase the likelihood of an auto accident.

Are traffic accident deaths more likely during Memorial Day?

Motor vehicle wrecks can be extremely difficult for victims and their family members. However, some are especially devastating, such as collisions which claim lives. It is important for drivers to be vigilant and recognize times when fatal accidents may be more likely to occur. For example, drivers should be especially cautious during Memorial Day weekend and other times of the year when there is an increase in the number of fatal traffic crashes.

Foot injuries and motor vehicle accidents

Car accidents can result in many different consequences that not only turn the lives of victims upside down, but their loved ones' lives may be affected also. There are countless ways in which motor vehicle accident victims are injured, whether they sustain a broken neck or brain damage after hitting their head. However, it is important to recognize some of the other injuries which may not receive as much attention but can be very devastating for victims, such as foot injuries.

Car accidents and college graduation

For many college students and their families, this time of year is exciting because years of hard work will pay off and students will finally have earned their college degree. Unfortunately, a motor vehicle collision can shatter graduation celebrations, and may also result in many challenges for recent grads and their loved ones. Sometimes, these accidents prove fatal, which is especially upsetting. Even when those involved survive the crash, they may face a number of physical and financial problems. This can be especially tough for a recent graduate who was planning on starting their career.

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