Ever since electric scooters hit city streets across the country, there have been a wide variety of concerns. From issues over helmet use to catastrophic injuries, the negative issues almost seem to outweigh the convenience.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that emergency room personnel across the country treated 9,100 fireworks-related injuries in 2018. Nearly two-thirds of those injuries occurred during the month surrounding the Fourth of July.
In the first half of 2018, more than 130 pedestrians were killed in accidents on Georgia streets. The rise in pedestrian deaths in Georgia follows growth in such accidents across the country. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities increased by 35% between 2008 and 2017.
There is plenty of traffic congestion in and around Atlanta. Avoiding this and other drawbacks of driving by taking public transportation, walking or biking around the city can save people time and money. And these options are more environmentally friendly.
There are few things cuter than a dog and a child playing together happily. Unfortunately, not all interactions between dogs and children are adorable. In too many cases, a dog can bite and seriously injure a child.
Atlanta is a transportation hub for everything from airplanes to highways. With so much traffic in the area, it makes sense that people seek out alternatives. They want to avoid traffic jams, save money and decrease the toll their trips take on the environment.
Georgia isn't the snow-covered wonderland people often imagine when they think of the holiday season. However, there are seasonal hazards that can put people at risk as they navigate the streets and neighborhoods across Atlanta.
Motorists and pedestrians are supposed to share the road respectfully. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen. Too often, cars strike pedestrians because drivers fail to take certain precautions to avoid a collision, including thoroughly scanning the roadway for pedestrians and cyclists.
Many Georgia motorists take every precaution possible to avoid an accident while driving. However, we are not always in control of our own safety. Every time we get in a taxi, catch a ride with a friend or decide to walk somewhere instead of drive, we rely on other drivers to keep us safe.
Riding a bicycle is a great way to get some exercise, save money on gas and get around Atlanta. And groups across the state are interested in making the city safer and more appealing for cyclists, whether they are children riding to school or adults commuting to work.