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Why larger cars are preferable in an accident

As a general rule, Georgia drivers may be safer in a larger vehicle compared to a smaller one if they were ever to be in a collision. This is partially because smaller cars tend to weigh less, and it is partially because larger vehicles have larger front ends. The increased size of the front end means that it can absorb more of the impact from a collision. Therefore, the odds are lower that those sitting in the front of the vehicle will feel its full impact.

Daytime running lights save lives and reduce accidents

Georgia law requires motorists to turn on their headlamps between sunrise and sunset and when visibility is reduced to less than 500 feet. However, traffic safety research indicates that drivers in the Peach State would be wise to keep their lights on even during the daylight hours. The number of multi-vehicle crashes dropped by 11 percent in Canada following the introduction mandatory daytime running lights legislation, and Danish officials reported a 37 percent reduction in left turn accidents after a similar law was passed.

Survey finds drivers disapprove of texting but still do it

Many drivers in Georgia and throughout the country may believe that texting and driving is dangerous and should not be permitted even though a number of them engage in the activity. This was one of the findings of a survey by Progressive Insurance. The company received around 1,000 responses to its August survey from drivers who were not customers.

Top 3 workplace hazards for young retail workers

Working in the retail industry may seem simple and sometimes boring. However, you face some unique workplace hazards. If you are a young adult or teenager who works in retail, you have a higher chance of getting injured than workers with more experience, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But how do you stay safe?

More can be done to reduce slip and fall injuries

Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of workplace injuries in Georgia and around the country according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a study conducted by a leading industrial absorbent company suggests that property owners and building managers are not doing nearly enough to protect their workers and visitors. The New Pig report also claims that some of the steps commonly taken by businesses to reduce slip and fall accidents and injuries are actually making the problem worse rather than better.

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