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Georgia Law effective July 1, 2018...Persons operating a motor vehicle are no longer allowed to HOLD ANY electronic device, even while stopped at a light or in traffic. If you are seen holding a device, you can be pulled over. No other traffic violation is needed.
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It is wise to regularly check the security of your child's car seat. Pull on straps as they may become loose over time and check positioning of restraints as your child grows.
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Always buckle up, even when you are sitting in the back seat. Drivers are twice as likely to be killed in an accident if the passenger sitting behind them is unbuckled. Don't become a human missile!
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Only three states have no motorcycle helmet law: Illinois, New Hampshire, and Iowa. No matter where you ride, you should always wear a helmet!
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Drug errors cause at least 400,000 preventable injuries and deaths in hospitals each year, more than 800,000 in nursing homes and facilities for the elderly, and 530,000 among Medicare recipients treated in outpatient clinics.
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Did you know many mobile phones have a way for emergency medical personnel to access personal medical data for you if you are ever in an accident? Be sure to check your phone to ensure you are taking advantage of this important function that provides details like blood type, allergies, and emergency contacts.
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Consumer advocates say that the recall has stretched on far too long and that automakers need to be more aggressive about replacing the airbags, including better outreach to inform owners.
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We hear "don't text and drive" and "don't drink and drive" all the time, but drowsy driving is a bigger problem than initially believed...
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In fatal two-vehicle crashes involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck, 97 percent of the deaths were occupants of the passenger vehicles.
source: IIHS.org
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The U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports there are more than 11,000 vehicle crashes a year due to tire-related issues such as blowouts and flat tires.
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