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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Travel Predictions for Henry County, Georgia Residents this Holiday Week

Whether it’s the low gas prices or the improving economy, a record number of people are predicted to drive more than 50 miles from home over the holidays.  AAA predicts that 98.6 million Americans will travel 50+ miles from home between Tuesday, December 23rd and Sunday, January 4th.  That’s an increase of over four percent from last year, and the highest volume recorded since 2001.

This is particularly important to Henry County area residents as it’s anticipated that heavier than normal traffic will be traveling the busy I-75 corridor.  As personal injury attorneys located in Stockbridge and serving clients in the greater Henry County and south Atlanta areas, we’re reminding friends and family that the increased traffic volume also increases the likelihood of car accidents.   

If you’re planning to go visit with family and friends - or you’re just leaving town to enjoy a change of scenery - we encourage drivers to:

Driving under the influence is also top of mind this time of year, as many motorists are more prone to drinking and driving around the holidays.  According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, one in eight drivers who drink at least occasionally reported having driven when their alcohol level might have been close to, or possibly over, the legal limit within the past year.

If you were injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys to schedule a free consultation at 770-389-4864. Smith, Welch, Webb and White is recognized as a premier law firm throughout the state of Georgia. We have investigated hundreds of automobile collisions and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients and families of those killed in wrongful death accidents. Our team of experts routinely handles a wide range of legal matters, and will provide outstanding service for you, your family or your business.

 

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