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Motus analyzes distracted driving trends among mobile workforce

Distracted driving is an issue among all motorists throughout Georgia and across the U.S. However, it is especially a concern among the mobile workforce. Motus, a vehicle management and reimbursement platform, has released a 2018 Distracted Driving Report that links increased smartphone ownership with the rise in car crashes among mobile workers.

Avoiding hydroplaning during the rainy season

The rainy season in Georgia brings an increased risk for hydroplaning. When there's more water on the road than a vehicle's tires can handle, a thin layer of water will develop between the wheels and the ground. This causes the vehicle to float above the road. The thicker this layer of water becomes, the more the vehicle's tires lose traction. When the car skids or slides uncontrollably as a result, it is called hydroplaning.

ICU and morgue visits enhance teen drivers' risk education

Teen drivers in Georgia are able to go through a supplemental risk education program when they exhibit consistently poor driving skills. These programs are more frequently coming with interactive, reality-based elements and are being offered by private companies, insurers, government agencies and hospitals across the nation. One such program is the Texas Reality Education for Drivers program, and it was the subject of a recent study.

IIHS puts autonomous vehicle safety systems to the test

Road safety advocates in Georgia and around the country hope that self-driving cars will one day prevent motor vehicle accident injuries and deaths by eliminating the human error that causes the vast majority of crashes, but a report released on Aug. 7 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that the autonomous systems currently on offer may not be quite as effective as their makers claim.

Avoiding car accidents in Georgia

Government traffic accident data shows that the nation's roads have become more dangerous in recent years, and it also reveals that human error is at least partly responsible most of the time. Road fatalities are on the rise in the United States despite improvements in automobile design and safety systems, but there are steps that drivers in Georgia and around the country can take to improve their chances of reaching their destinations unscathed.

Types of vehicles associated with the most car accident injuries

Although vehicles are becoming safer with every iteration and model year, Georgia drivers are still at risk for becoming involved in car accidents. Some of these accidents may be due to mechanical issues and weather problems; however, the majority of these accidents are the results of driver error. Regardless of the cause of the crash, vehicle manufacturers still strive to make their cars as safe as possible.

How self-driving cars will be insured

Much has been written in Georgia and around the country about the impact that autonomous vehicles will have on society. Proponents of the technology say that self-driving cars could virtually eliminate highway deaths and injuries within just a few decades, but a series of fatal accidents involving such vehicles have cast doubt on these claims. The advent of autonomous vehicle technology is also seen as a significant threat to auto insurance companies, but analysts at Bloomberg expect revenues in the sector to remain robust in the years ahead, according to a report released on June 14.

AAA study highlights dangers of vehicle navigation systems

The sophisticated navigation and entertainment systems that many drivers in Georgia and around the country regularly use could be contributing to a recent surge in distracted driving accidents and deaths according to a study released recently by the American Automobile Association. The advocacy group called on researchers from the University of Utah to find out how using the latest vehicle electronic systems distracted drivers and whether pairing them to a cellphone using applications form Apple and Android made them safer.

GHSA report reveals an alarming rise of drug use among drivers

When accident investigators take blood samples from fatally-injured drivers in Georgia and throughout the country, more than half of them test positive for drugs or alcohol, according to figures released recently by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The nonprofit group's study of drug-impaired driving in the United States reveals that marijuana and opioid use by drivers is soaring while the number of motorists impaired by alcohol is falling slightly.

What to do after a car crash

Getting into a car accident can be a scary experience for Georgia drivers. As a result, it's natural to feel scattered and unfocused in the immediate aftermath. However, there are several important things drivers should do to protect themselves and their interests after a crash.

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