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  • Five Wet Weather Driving Tips in Georgia

    The fall has brought a series of hurricanes to the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico and heavy downpours to Georgia. Extreme weather calls for extremely careful driving on the interstates and back roads of Georgia. It takes longer to stop and visibility is reduced when roads are slick. Some simple wet weather driving tips can help to protect you during downpours.

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  • Outlining Georgia’s “Move Over” Law and Why it Was Extended

    Every year, first responders like police and paramedics are injured or killed on the highways of Georgia. Tow truck drivers are also extremely vulnerable. It’s a reason for the creation of Georgia’s move over law. Georgia enacted the “move over law” which is intended to protect first responders in 2003. The state extended it recently to include vehicles with white lights.

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  • Georgia Leads the Nation in Car Insurance Hikes

    Americans have seen high hikes in car insurance rates in recent years and Georgia saw the highest increases in the country as the industry blamed more wrecks. Recently, the Atlanta Journal Constitution noted Georgia experienced the highest increases in personal auto insurance rates in the country in 2016.

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  • The Hidden Dangers of ATVs in Georgia

    All-Terrain Vehicles are very popular in rural parts of Georgia. Sadly, few of the people who ride them are aware of the hidden dangers of ATVs in Georgia. In May, the small community of Cairo in Georgia mourned the death of 19-year-old Erica Atkinson as a loss for the entire community. A report on WCTV noted the teen lost control of the ATV she was driving.

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  • Why You Should Never Post Accident Details on Social Media

    In 21st Century society, we interact on social media without even thinking a lot of the time. It’s a great way to post pictures and to stay in touch with family and friends across the globe. However, you should never post accident details on social media if you have been hurt. If you have been in a car accident, social media can make your personal injury claim more difficult.

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  • Three Things You Should Do After a Car Crash with Injuries

    If you have never been in a car crash, you won’t know how stressful and difficult it can be. If you are in a car crash with injuries, the experience can be very traumatic. Often people who have been hurt in crashes don’t know what to do. They may make mistakes like admitting blame or failing to get medical attention when they are hurt.

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  • How Defensive Driving Can Protect You on the Roads of Georgia

    Defensive driving is a technique that helps drivers protect themselves from accidents. Rather than being reactive, if you are more proactive and look out for hazards in advance you are less likely to be involved in an accident. Defensive driving utilizes safe driving strategies to allow motorists to address foreseeable hazards in a predictable manner.

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