Friday, December 21, 2012
Eight people were killed last year in Georgia traffic crashes that occurred between Christmas and New Years Day.
In 2011, eight people were killed in traffic crashes in Georgia between Christmas and New Years Day and there were 401 people were arrested for driving under the influence. There is no question that the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, from shopping for that perfect gift to attending countless celebrations with family, friends and co-workers. This year the Christmas holiday travel period begins Friday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. and ends Tuesday night, Dec. 25. The New Year’s holiday period begins Friday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. and ends Tuesday night, Jan. 1, 2013. Both holiday periods are 102-hours long. Be safe while traveling to and from your holiday destinations. Georgia State Troopers will be patrolling throughout the …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The death of cyclists usually stirs up strong emotions, especially if no prosecution follows, but others say it is only fair for everyone 'sharing the road' be required to purchase registration, tags and insurance. What say you?
Monday, September 24, 2012
A recent story in Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch highlighted the problem with cycling safety on local streets. It noted that cyclist Dave Mathews, injured in a bad bike wreck 18 months ago, has made cycling safety an issue. His passion on the subject was fueled after a pickup struck and killed cyclist Paul Taylor and authorities announced last week nobody will be prosecuted. The reason the authorities gave was that they don't have the evidence to make a case. "We're human beings, too," said Mathews, who started a Facebook page about bike safety in Atlanta. "We're not disposable creatures." Atlanta bicyclists have long complained about motorists being inconsiderate, with many hogging the road and passing them too closely. Earlier this year…
Monday, April 16, 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launches new website for finding the correct car seat for your child.
Monday, April 16, 2012
You may be surprised how many parents and caregivers in your community think they're properly protecting children – but are not. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children one through 12 years old. Based on NHTSA crash data in 2010, on average, almost two children were killed and 325 children were injured each day. The fatality rate could be reduced by half if the correct child safety seats were always used. To educate parents and caregivers about NHTSA’s car seat recommendations for children from birth through age 12, NHTSA is launching a new website, along with new public service announcements in partnership…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Community members tell us about their favorite Thanksgiving Day blunders–and these pilgrims are all thankful for their memories!
Despite a solid command of most things culinary, I've definitely had my fair share of mistakes in the kitchen, especially on Thanksgiving Day, when my stunts seem to take on a whole new meaning for the word "disaster." I have made a Thanksgiving fool of myself on more than one occasion, and my family has come to expect it. "What will it be this year?" they ask in a joking tone, but I can detect a scant hint of true concern in the question. They are secretly wondering if we are all going to end up at a Chinese food restaurant because I forgot to defrost the turkey. Well, I'm not alone. There are plenty of you out there with the same reputation, yet surprisingly, everyone one of us will pull off a splendid and bountiful Thanksgiving spread …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Georgia State Patrol investigated more than 300 crashes and at least one drowning at Lake Lanier.
Nineteen people died in traffic-related accidents across the state over the 4th of July holiday weekend. The Georgia State Patrol investigated 313 accidents from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1, through midnight on July 4; 230 of them were injuries and 14 deaths. The other five fatalities were reported by other law enforcement agencies. According to Robin Stone with GSP Post 37 in Cumming, one of the fatalities occurred on Highway 53 and Young Place in Dawson County at about 10:35 p.m., Saturday, July 2. GSP spokesperson, Lt. Paul Coster said, Michael Martinez, 27, of Dawsonville was killed in the head-on collision and that the accident is under investigation. Last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation's Crash Reporting Unit counted 1,…
Friday, June 17, 2011
The incident brings up questions about safety during the popular event.
A Roswell teenager was transported to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite last night after being hit by a vehicle while crossing Woodstock Road during the city's Alive After 5 event in the historic district. According to the Roswell Police Department report, the 14-year-old boy was struck by the Toyota 4Runner when he crossed in front of oncoming traffic "improperly" on Woodstock Road near the Canton Street intersection. "He complained of neck pain and he had visible bruises and abrasions," Officer Lisa Holland told Roswell Patch. The incident brings up safety issues surrounding the popular Alive After 5 event, which is held between April and October on the third Thursday of each month. "I love Alive After 5 and really have …