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Friday, November 20, 2015

Risk of Personal Injury on Georgia Roads During Thanksgiving Break

Nearly 42 million Americans will travel to visit friends and family this Thanksgiving, and 89 percent of those travelers will be driving to their destination, according to the annual travel forecast published by AAA.  This is the highest number of Thanksgiving travelers since 2007, thanks to low gas prices, an increase in disposable income and cautious optimism about the economy.  

 

Heavy traffic volume combined with distractions - from both passengers and technology  - can make for hazardous road conditions.  Last year the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GDPS) reported nineteen deaths in traffic wrecks over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  Last year GDPS troopers also investigated 676 traffic crashes that resulted in 288 injuries.   

 

Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, recently issued a statement saying “Make sure everyone is wearing a seatbelt and that children are properly restrained. Don’t text and drive, obey the posted speed limit and don’t drive impaired.” 

 

As millions of Americans take time off of work to give thanks with family and friends, we encourage travelers to take the following precautions:

 

 

If you have been injured in a car or truck accident and need help with your claim, email attorney John Webb at jwebb@smithwelchlaw.com or call us at 770-389-4864 for a free consultation.  

 

 

 

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