Close to 20 different automobile manufacturers* have issued safety recalls on their vehicles, due to faulty airbags made by Takata, a Japanese parts supply company.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calls the Takata Airbag recall “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.” The recall involves Takata airbags installed in the front,…

In Georgia, bicycles are considered vehicles.  Their operators have the same rights and responsibilities to follow traffic laws as the other passenger and commercial vehicles on the road. OCGA §40-1-1(75) “Vehicle” means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices…

The month of May is both Bicycle Safety Month and Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  It is a time for cyclists to be extra cautious on the road – being focused and prepared – and for other drivers to share the road and be extra alert for those on two-wheeled vehicles. Bicyclists and motorcyclists maintain a…

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month.  It is a time to bring attention to the dangers of trying to multi-task while behind the wheel.  When people hear “distracted driving,” many think of talking on the phone or texting.  But, in fact, cell phones are not the only things pulling our attention from the road.  …

Today is National Walking Day in the U.S.  It is an event, sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA), to remind people about the health benefits of getting outside and taking a walk. The AHA advises participants in this event to wear comfy clothes, stretch beforehand, and stay hydrated (heart.org); however, there are additional safety…

With Atlanta being a major transportation hub, and the Port of Savannah acting as one of the country’s busiest seaports, Georgia’s interstate systems are often filled with large trucks and tractor trailers.  The state’s busy roadways can mean a higher risk of collisions with a tractor trailers – and, if this happens, you want to…

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named its winners of the 2017 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick Plus awards.  For these awards, the IIHS tests two areas of vehicle safety, 1) crashworthiness, which is how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash, and 2) crash avoidance and mitigation, which is…

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The Gore Law Firm’s Series on Driver Services (For part one, “Driver Services and Insurance, click here). For parents, transporting your children around can be vexing to your schedule.  There seems to be no shortage of doctors’ appointments, after-school activities, play dates, parties, and other obligations.  As drivers services such as Lyft and Uber have…

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention month, a time to encourage people to celebrate safely, and raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Currently, U.S. drivers have a one-in-three chance of being in an alcohol-impaired collision at some point in their lives. When a person consumes…

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