While we expect our vehicles to run smoothly, sometimes they are plagued by defects. Sometimes these issues are minor—like the glove box not closing properly—while others are engine failures that can cause deadly accidents. A recall can affect any component of the car and affect anywhere from dozens of cars to millions of them.
It’s no surprise that cell phone use and zoning out while driving are big causes of car accidents. A 2014 study showed that cell phones cause 26% of crashes in the United States. Of these, 5% were caused by texting, while talking on the phone caused the remainder of the accidents.
If you’re like most of us, you tuck your home insurance policy into your household papers folder when it arrives and promptly forget about it. For many, our interest in our insurance coverage doesn’t range far from how much the monthly premium is going to cost us. Our homeowner’s insurance policy is simply not the reading material we reach for when we’re ready to curl up at night and relax with a good read.
The one sight guaranteed to strike irritation into the heart of every driver in the country is a vision of the dreaded orange cones that signify road construction. We should all feel fortunate that we live in a country where roadways are maintained. We the People are given the opportunity to see our tax dollars at work, up close and personal, as we creep through the construction zone.
Few things are as enjoyable as exploring the open road on a motorcycle. With the sun on your face and a passenger behind you, it’s a great way to spend the day.
Distracted driving is a serious problem that jeopardizes the safety of everyone on the road. Drivers and passengers alike can fall victim to the dangers of texting and driving and, yet, while the solution is as simple as putting your phone away while you’re driving, countless people still choose to risk their lives and the lives of others by texting while behind the wheel.
As someone who has an auto insurance policy, you have probably glanced through it and found more than a few terms that you were not quite familiar with. One term commonly heard–but not always understood–in the insurance world is “diminished value.” Obviously, it refers to something that has less value than it once had, but what is diminished value in terms of car insurance?
Georgia is a great place for motorcycle enthusiasts. With plenty of scenic roadways and the opportunity for year-round riding, the state is a paradise for anyone who loves hitting the open road on a motorcycle. Like most states, though, Georgia does require its residents to obtain a motorcycle license prior to operating a bike on the road. Getting your Class M license is a pretty straightforward process, though. Let’s take a closer look at how to get your Georgia motorcycle license.
As a parent, the safety of your children should always be your primary concern. This is especially true when traveling in a car or another vehicle. Car accidents are the leading cause of injuries and death among children between the ages of 1 and 12 in Georgia, and national statistics indicate that more than 1,300 children died in crashes in 2009 while 179,000 more were injured.
When motorcyclists are involved in accidents, they lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle. This lack of protection greatly increases their risk of injury and death. In fact, the number of deaths on motorcycles per mile traveled is nearly 29 times higher than the number in other vehicles. Head injuries are a leading cause of death in motorcycle accidents, so helmet use is crucial. While no helmet completely eliminates this risk for motorcycle riders, they are about 67 percent effective in the prevention of brain injuries and reduce the risk of death by about 37 percent.
Bikers are not required by law to wear helmets in all states, but Georgia has fairly strict regulations to help prevent injuries and death. What does the Georgia motorcycle law mean for bikers in the state? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know.