Two deaths tragically rocked one family in Georgia when a teenager who was headed to his aunt's funeral was involved in a car accident. He passed away in the wreck.
Tragically, teen drivers have very high fatal accident rates. There are those who suggest that the only real solution to the problem is to stop giving 16-year-old kids the keys to the family car.
Truckers do not get an hourly wage. They often get paid by the mile. This is done to reward them directly for productivity. If they're moving goods, they're making money.
Two brothers from Atlanta, who both attended Georgia Southern University, had come home for Thanksgiving. When it came time to drive back to school, they decided to drive late at night in an effort to avoid holiday traffic congestion.
To better get an idea of how pedestrian accidents happen and what role vehicle speed plays in those accidents, researchers broke down the statistics and found that the majority of crashes were at relatively low speeds. A total of 422 accidents were examined and a full 280 of them happened when the cars were going under 20 mph.
A recent Bloomberg article ("Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody's Counting"), says that no special status is accorded to fatalities resulting from cellphone or other distractions.
Teens are high-risk drivers. It's just a statistical fact -- and often a tragic one. For example, for kids between 14 years old and 19 years old, nothing takes more lives than car accidents.
Billboards are everywhere. Digital billboards are a step up from older signage, and you can find both of them all along the highways in Georgia.
You hear a lot about the dangers posed by aggressive drivers. You hear about reckless drivers, those who enjoy driving and perhaps trust their own skill a bit too much.
Statistically speaking, driving at night is more dangerous than driving during the day. It's not because there are more car accidents. There are fewer. However, the odds of passing away in an accident start to climb as it gets dark.