The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a fact sheet reviewing accidents involving school buses, or vehicles functioning as school buses, over the period between 2004 and 2013. In those 10 years, there were 1,214 fatal motor vehicle accidents involving school buses. Georgia parents might be interested in this information so that they can be aware of any risks children face when in or near these vehicles.
Cargo tank rollovers can present a serious hazard to other motorists on Georgia roads. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association, which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has looked at the matter and compiled statistics that some may find surprising.
Three people were killed in an accident in Lithonia in eastern DeKalb County on July 5. The accident involved an allegedly impaired driver who attempted to flee the scene of the accident, but was prevented by witnesses who held the man until police arrived.
Driving while under the influence leads to many deaths every year in the United States. Georgia residents may not know that even though people under 21 make up just 10 percent of licensed drivers around the country, many of the drivers responsible for alcohol-related vehicle fatalities are in this age range. Young drivers are also responsible for a disproportionate number of crashes caused by texting while driving. Both teen-specific social behaviors and the invincibility complex possessed by many young people are believed to lead to risky behavior.
The size of a semi truck can be frustrating to those driving behind them on Georgia highways. It would be helpful to be able to see through or around such vehicles, especially on two-lane highways that pose serious accident risks for those who pass at the wrong time. Taking a chance on what can't be seen can be deadly, but being stuck behind a tired truck driver or an overloaded rig can be frustrating and even dangerous at times. Samsung may have an excellent solution for the dilemma of knowing when to pass a high-profile vehicle.