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August 2019 Archives

What you need to know about tests for blood alcohol content

A charge of driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious one. Though many people who choose to drive after drinking might think that they are capable of operating a vehicle, the law states that those whose blood alcohol content, or BAC, is above a certain level may not drive legally. It's the kind of arrest that officers make all too frequently.

2019 Crosstrek tops list of most crash-prone cars

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has given the highest rating for crashworthiness and crash avoidance to the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. Yet this vehicle, according to a survey from Insurify, is involved in more at-fault collisions than any other vehicle in the U.S. What Georgia residents should know is that the auto insurance comparison website came out with a list of 10 such accident-prone vehicles.

The emotional and financial costs of gray divorce

Gray divorces are becoming far more common in Georgia and around the country even though the overall divorce rate remains fairly stable. In 1990, only one in 10 divorces involved spouses over the age of 50. That figure has now risen to one in four. This trend has experts in some quarters worried as the emotional fallout from a gray divorce can be extremely hard and the financial consequences are often dire.

NSC: police reports do not cover all factors in car crashes

The National Safety Council has identified 23 factors in a car crash that police should be able to report on. Unfortunately, a recent NSC study shows that no state allows the police to do this for all 23 factors. Georgia residents should know that these factors are essential to knowing the real reason for a crash.

Drivers need to prevent distraction while driving

In Georgia and across the United States, thousands of people die each year because of car wrecks caused by distracted drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, also known as the NHTSA, released statistics showing that 3,166 Americans were killed in car wrecks caused by distracted drivers in 2017. Distracted driving is not only about texting or talking on cellphones while driving.

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