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Monday, March 9, 2015

Personal Injury Attorney South of Atlanta Shares Recent Study Revealing Opinion Vs. Fact: Dangerous Driving Behavior

A recent survey provides insight into drivers opinions on dangerous behaviors - and compares what people say to what they actually do.

 Surprisingly, even though people disapprove of dangerous driving habits such as speeding and red-light running, many admit to doing exactly that within the past month.  As personal injury attorneys south of Atlanta, we are raising awareness of dangerous driving behaviors with Henry County residents who frequently travel on or near the busy Interstate-75 corridor and the surrounding busy surface roads.

Speeding

According to AAA's newly released 2014 Traffic Safety Index, speeding significantly faster than the legal limit on freeways is very common.  Almost half of drivers reported that theyhave driven 15 mph over the speed limit in an interstate within the past month, while less than 80% consider it acceptable to travel that much faster than the legal limit.

As for residential streets, there is greater social disapproval for speeding through neighborhoods compared to speeding on a highway.  Yet nearly half of drivers say they have driven at least 10 mph over the speed limit on a residential street within the past month.

Red Light Running

While nearly all drivers view it as unacceptable to drive through a traffic light right after it turns red (when the driver believes that he or she could have stopped safely), more than 1 in 3 drivers still admit doing it within the past month.

These statistics are important because even occastional speeding and red-light running can cause serious personal injury and even death.  The Nationial Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published statistics showing that drivers who run red lights are responsible for over 2 million car accidents and 165,000 fatalitites every year.  Accident victions and their families may be eligible for financial compensation for the injuries and losses related to the accident.  For a free consultation regarding a car accident, or other peronsal injury, contact Andrew Gebhardt at agebhardt@smithwelchlaw.com or call 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 their families.  

 

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