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Driving Risks in Georgia

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Extreme Weather

 It is not uncommon in Georgia for residents to experience extreme weather conditions, including intense heat and devastating storms. Driving in these conditions is extremely dangerous, so anyone who spends time on the road, or who is planning a road trip this summer, should be sure to remain up-to-date on the weather forecasts. While it’s best to stay off the road entirely when the roads are wet or visibility is poor, doing so isn’t always possible, so those who are forced to drive in inclement weather should be sure to turn their headlights on, reduce their speed, and if necessary, pull over until the worst of the storm has passed.

Congested Roadways 

Another risk that motorists should consider when traveling on Georgia’s roads this summer is the increased number of road users. The roadways in Georgia can become congested, especially in areas where there are popular attractions. Drivers should do their best to avoid traveling during the times when there is the most traffic and to leave early in an effort to beat the crowds. Of course, it is important, when actually caught in traffic, to avoid becoming distracted or losing one’s temper. The latter can result in aggressive driving behaviors and potential collisions.

Drunk Driving 

Drivers are generally encouraged to avoid driving late at night on these dates and to remain extra vigilant for signs that other drivers may be intoxicated, such as weaving, driving well below the speed limit, or drifting into other lanes. Of course, those who have been drinking should never get behind the wheel, as doing so could result in criminal penalties and devastating car accidents.

Contact an Experienced Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer 

Unfortunately, even those who use the greatest of care when driving could end up involved in an accident. This risk is heightened even further during the summer months when there are simply more people on the road. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident in Georgia, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and vehicle damage. To learn more about your recovery options, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys at Shiver Hamilton Campbell today. You can set up a free consultation with a member of our legal team by calling our office at 404-593-0020 or by sending us an online message.

Sources: 

nhtsa.gov/summer-driving-tips

nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.gov/files/documents/14190-summer_driving_tips_2019_050919_v2_tag.pdf

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