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Road Debris Causes Hundreds of Central Georgia Accidents Annually

Have 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? According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, from 2014 to 2016, 813 accidents occurred in Central Georgia due to flying debris on the roads. In those accidents, 66 people suffered injury and four died. Police say that these accidents can be difficult to investigate, because often the vehicles that drop the debris are long gone by the time emergency responders arrive. How to Avoid Flying Debris and What to Do If You Are Hit The easiest way to avoid flying debris is to leave several car lengths between your vehicle and…
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Georgia Universities Takes Action to Prevent Hoverboard Explosions

You may have heard about last year’s hottest holiday product, self-balancing scooters commonly referred to as “hoverboards.” However, these products have created a media firestorm after numerous reports of explosions, fires, falls and other dangers to consumers. In response to these dangers, many Georgia universities have banned hoverboards on campus property. The University of North Georgia was the first to ban hoverboards, followed by the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. As of January, 14th, 11 Georgia universities and colleges have placed a ban on hoverboards. Georgia universities and colleges that have banned hoverboards cited concerns over fires in campus buildings. In some cases, fire risks are exceptionally dangerous for students. Students living in high rise dorms are the most at risk. What Causes Hoverboard Explosions? Reports of hoverboard fires and explosions started hitting the mainstream press shortly after the product was released to online retailers. One family in…
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Can Ride-Sharing Apps Prevent Drunk Driving Accidents in Georgia?

Ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft have transformed our society, replacing cabs and public transportation in some places. In Georgia, both services are available throughout the state, depending on the location. One of the benefits provided by ride-sharing apps is that would-be drunk drivers now have additional options for getting home without putting other people at risk. A recent study conducted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) claimed 78 percent of people would rather use ride-sharing services than drink and drive. Some places are seeing huge drops in drunk driving accidents. In Virginia, fatal drunk driving accidents have decreased by 56 percent over the last two years. Seattle saw a 10 decrease in DUI arrests since Uber arrived. Georgia could perhaps see the same benefits. For cities such as Atlanta, Lake City, Athens and many others, ride-sharing is now a possibility, and time will tell how effective these services…
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