Distracted Driving

Focus on Interpersonal Relationships may Help Reduce Distracted Driving Car Accident Rates

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 8, 2023

New  studies show that at least half of all Americans admit to using a cell phone while driving, even while being aware of the risks of these behaviors.  The  study also suggests that using a more interpersonal approach that targets personal and work relationships could be key to preventing auto accidents caused by distracted driving. […]

Report: Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Deaths up in First Half of 2022

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 31, 2023

A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association finds that pedestrian accident fatality numbers continue to rise with a significant 5% increase in the first 6 months of 2022, compared to the previous year. According to data by the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were a total of 3,434 pedestrian accident deaths across the […]

Passengers Must Speak up to Prevent Car Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 15, 2023

Passengers  have a big role to play in helping reduce a motorist’s risk of being involved in a car accident.   Passengers who speak up when the driver of their car is driving at excessive speeds or texting while driving can reduce their risk of being involved in a possibly serious auto accident. That  message is […]

Georgia Included in 5 States that Account for Most Car Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 10, 2023

A new study by an insurance company ranks Georgia as one of five states that together account for more than 40% of all auto accident wrongful deaths in the country. In the first three quarters of 2022, a total of 31,785 car accident fatalities were recorded on American roads.  As many as 37% of these […]

NHTSA Study Finds Drugged Driving Accidents on the Rise

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 11, 2023

Even as the number of car accidents linked to driving under the influence of alcohol continue to stabilize, federal and Georgia traffic safety agencies are looking ahead at a new threat –  auto accidents caused by people driving under the influence of drugs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released the results of a […]

Try These Techniques to Avoid Drowsy Driving Auto Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 15, 2022

Falling asleep behind the wheel is much more common than we think, and it is probably for this reason that most people have plenty of suggestions to offer to prevent car accidents caused by sleepiness.  However, many of these techniques simply do not work, and in some cases, may actually make the sleepiness worse and […]

Georgia Authorities Warn of Car Accident Risks over Thanksgiving

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 2, 2022

Record  numbers of motorists are expected to throng Georgia highways this Thanksgiving, and  traffic enforcement agencies are warning of a higher risk of auto accidents. This is true with all holidays, but especially with holidays that result in extended days off for many workers. All holidays of this nature see a spike in the number […]

These Drowsy Driving Car Accident Statistics will Wake You Right Up

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | November 24, 2022

More than 300,000 auto accidents every year can be linked to fatigued drivers who fall asleep at the wheel, and more than 6000 of these crashes end in deaths. The first step to preventing this auto accidents is to make drivers aware of the risk of driving while fatigued. That data comes from the Governors […]

Digitally Recorded Supervised Driving Might help Prevent Teen Driver Car Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | November 11, 2022

Parents who make use of a smartphone app instead of the traditional pen and paper system to supervise their teen children’s mandatory practice driving hours could be helping the driver avoid car accidents and stay safe on the road.  Due to their limited experience, teen driver’s are more likely to be involved in an auto […]

Speeding, Cell Phone Use Biggest Car Accident Threat for Teen Drivers

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 26, 2022

From inexperience to distractions from passengers, teen motorists  are faced with a variety of auto accident risks.   However, the two biggest risks facing teen motorists are their tendencies to drive at high speeds and use cell phones while driving. That information comes from the results of a new study presented recently at the American Academy […]