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.
Imagine you are at the grocery store. As you walk down one of the aisles, you slip in a puddle and fall. You are in pain and someone calls the store owner over. The owner asks if you are okay and seems very kind about helping you up. Maybe he or she offers you a coupon for your troubles.