Multiple people were taken to the hospital after a head-on accident that took place in Georgia on April 4. A state trooper was attempting to pull a driver over for going 75 mph in a 45 mph zone. However, the driver reportedly did not stop for the officer, which led to a pursuit and the collision with a third vehicle that took place on Talmadge Road.
In 2013, there were 37 deaths involving fire trucks, police cars or ambulances around the country. In the first four months of 2019, 16 first responders were struck and killed by cars. Now, a survey from the National Safety Council and the Emergency Responder Safety Institute has confirmed an unfortunate trend: most drivers become distracted around emergency vehicles, endangering first responders. Atlanta motorists will want to know more.
Georgia residents should know that police had to close the intersection of South Carolina Highway 253 and Cedar Lane Road while a crash was being investigated. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office has released details about the crash that occurred the morning of April 7.
On April 1, a chain-reaction car accident started by a veteran police officer critically injured two people in Georgia. The crash occurred just before 5:30 p.m. on northbound Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County.
Georgia residents may have heard about a two-car crash that occurred in Anderson County around 9:40 p.m. on March 22. South Carolina Highway Patrol pinpoint the site of the crash as being on US 29 near Smith Motors Road.
Pickup truck owners in Georgia should know the results of some recent crash tests that were conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Since 2017, the IIHS has been testing the safety of both driver and front passenger sides, and it looked at 11 two-row pickups from automakers like GM, Toyota, Honda and Nissan.
Georgia State Patrol says that a 15-year-old girl was speaking on a cellphone when the Lincoln Navigator SUV she was driving struck a car in Lee County and badly injured the other driver. The accident took place at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Highway 82 near Tower Lane on March 12. According to media reports, several eyewitnesses told responding police officers that the girl had been using a phone when she crashed. She has been cited for using a telecommunications device while driving, not fastening her safety belt and failing to yield.
Georgia residents may have heard of the "textalyzer," a device that connects to a phone to check for any previous activity. In 2017, the New York legislature proposed a measure that would allow police to use these devices on drivers' phones to determine if drivers were distracted prior to a crash. Though the measure fell through, a similar measure has been introduced in the Nevada legislature.
On March 15, a two-car collision occurred on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. It led to four people being hospitalized, including two minors.
Georgia residents might be interested to learn that a survey by the AAA has revealed that the majority of people are afraid of getting inside an autonomous vehicle. It showed that more than seven out of every ten Americans have reported being uncomfortable by the notion of a self-driving car, whereas only six out of ten Americans made the same claim back in 2017. The reason for this increase, according to the AAA, is the circulation of reports about autonomous cars killing people, including the Uber self-driving car that killed a woman and the Tesla that was on auto-pilot but killed its driver.