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New Study Highlights the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

iStock-451333971-resize-300x200.jpgA new study published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety argues that drowsy driving is a major cause of car accidents in the US. According to AAA, the number of car accidents caused by drowsy drivers is underreported by federal agencies. Government statistics claim 1 to 2 percent of car accidents are caused by drowsy driving. AAA claims drowsy driving may account for 8.8 to 9.5 percent of car accidents. In addition, AAA argued that 10.6 to 10.8 percent of crashes involving property damage, airbag deployment or injuries are caused by drowsy drivers.

Road Debris Causes Hundreds of Central Georgia Accidents Annually

iStock-92373920-resize-300x200.jpgHave you ever had to swerve out of the way of a sudden piece of debris in the road? Have you ever been driving behind a flatbed truck and worried whether the cargo on the back was truly secure? Or worse - has your car ever been struck by a flying object that shouldn't have been in the road?

Does "Falling Back" for Daylight Savings Cause Accidents?

iStock-622533360-resize-300x200.jpgGood afternoon, Macon! As you know, over the weekend, our clocks fell back an hour as Daylight Savings Time ended. You might not have known, however, that the Monday following Daylight Savings ending comes with hidden dangers - namely, a potential increase in the rate of car accidents.

Unique Dangers Faced by Children in Car Accidents

iStock_88654689_LARGE-300x200.jpgThe leading cause of death for children in the United States is car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2015, 663 kids aged 12 or younger died in car accidents and more than 120,000 suffered injury. Of those who died, 35 percent were not wearing seat belts.

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