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If you are a cyclist in an urban area, you probably dread the sound of a car door opening. All too often drivers and passengers open their doors without looking if the coast is clear. Cyclists are the most common victims of dooring accidents. Dooring accidents are a very real issue for bicyclists. More dooring accidents are occurring, news reports suggest.
Fatal accidents on the roads around Newnan are always tragic. Police say a recent death was linked to a road rage incident. A family from Grantville lost a daughter and mother to a car crash in the summer. Police said this was an entirely preventable tragedy. A report in the Newnan Times-Herald stated 32-year-old Jessica Jones lost her life when her Ford Expedition crashed in ...
Pedestrians have rights in Georgia and the state’s crosswalk safety laws have been strengthened in recent years. The rights of walkers are outlined by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia. Back in 1995, the Georgia legislature changed the state’s crosswalk law to say drivers must “stop and stay stopped” for pedestrians. Previously drivers had to merely yield to walkers.
If you hit another vehicle from behind, there is a common perception an accident is your fault. However, this assumption cannot always be made if you are involved in a rear-ender wreck. The concept of negligence is more important in apportioning blame for car crashes in Georgia than the circumstances in some cases.
Accidents involving dump trucks are often extremely serious. Although we don’t hear about as many wrecks involving dump trucks in Georgia as those involving tractor-trailers, these vehicles are extremely dangerous. Dump trucks are bulky and have many blind spots. Other motorists who are involved in accidents with these vehicles often suffer horrendous injuries or lose their lives.