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Oconee County finds sudden problem with distracted driving

To the east of Atlanta just south of Athens is Watkinsville, Georgia. The town resides in Oconee County, which has witnessed a startling and consistent rise in car accidents -- mainly driven by the sudden grip of distracted driving over many drivers. The county now averages about 180 car accidents a month, or roughly six per day.

Some common car accident questions, answered

Being in a car accident is a traumatic and upsetting moment in life. Anyone that has been in a wreck before, no matter how minor, will tell you the same thing. That moment before the cars collide, where you hold your breath and hope for the best, is terrifying. So when the wreck is over and you are left with the aftermath, it can be tough to know how to proceed. Today, we want to talk about a few frequently asked topics in relation to car accidents.

Car swerves over center line, causes serious accident

A woman was air lifted to Atlanta after a car crash occurred on, and ultimately closed, Highway 34. The accident occurred in the afternoon, when two vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on the highway. The woman who was airlifted was driving a Chevy traveling west. All of a sudden, the woman's vehicle began drifting into the eastbound lanes. It collided with a Dodge pickup truck that was unable to avoid the veering vehicle.

Car accidents are too common, and legal help is often critical

Do you know that one of the leading causes of catastrophic physical injuries in the U.S. is car accidents? And did you know that car accidents are the leading cause of death for people aged 3 to 33 in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?

6 vehicles involved in crash on Interstate 20

Six vehicles were involved in a massive pile-up crash on Interstate 20 recently. The crash forced the closure of all lanes on the interstate, and the Georgia Department of Transportation worked to clear the road as quickly as possible. Few other details have been provided, such as how many people were injured, if any, and how the crash even happened in the first place.

The self-driving car dilemma keeps popping up

Late last year, we wrote a post about self-driving cars, and some of the inherent problems on the programming side of this new technology. If a programmer designs the car to react in a certain way if an accident is impending or even predicted, and then the car gets into a different accident, would it be safe to say that the vehicle was actually programmed to get into an accident? It's a tricky ethical dilemma for self-driving cars and, really, the future of technology in general. When do programming decisions bleed into the law?

Too many injuries, deaths occur because of car accidents

Let's say that you have just completed a long day at work, and all you want to do is get home and relax with your family. You get into your car, put on your seat belt and drive off. You get on the highway and prepare to cruise home, but then something unexpected happens: the vehicle next to you collides with your vehicle, and you have just been involved in a serious car accident.

Deadly warnings ignored by many drivers

It may seem like everywhere you turn there are messages and warnings about the dangers of distracted driving and other unsafe driving behaviors. Local governments and safety advocates spend millions of dollars on public awareness campaigns that jolt the senses and tug at the heartstrings. But does the message get across?

Fatal hit-and-run accident under investigation by police

A fatal car crash yesterday in Atlanta, Georgia has police investigating the matter after a driver fled from the scene after the wreck. The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. yesterday when two cars travelling south on GA 400 were involved in a collision. The wreck left four people injured and killed a 17-year-old. One of the drivers involved in the crash drove off, but was later captured by the police. Charges are pending and few other details have been released about this crash.

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