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E-Scooters and the Three Cs

Electronic Scooters, or e-scooters, are the new “disruptive transportation technology.” Translation: e-scooters are the new craze in how to get from point A to point B. Their convenience ...
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A Global Retrospective

This past weekend, December 8-9th, 2018, was notable for many reasons. In particular, three events occurred in three different countries across the world that at first blush seem to be unconnected. ...
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Older Drivers: Reducing Risk but not Mobility

DRIVING AND INDEPENDENCE Americans have long had a love affair with driving; cars and the open road have been powerful symbols of freedom and independence in this country. It should not be a surprise ...
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The Limousine Loophole

TRAGEDY STRIKES AGAIN On a crisp fall day in Schoharie, New York, 17 people gathered to celebrate the 30th birthday of a friend. The birthday girl and her husband had decided to be safe and rent a ...
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Hazing: Not a Tradition Worth Keeping

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW PLEDGES As a new academic year gets underway at colleges and universities across the country, students arrive on campus seeking to find ways to belong and feel welcome in their ...
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Hurricane Florence: The Real Story

HURRICANE FLORENCE: THE REAL STORY Florence has rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane and is closing in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that ...
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Trolleys, Tour buses and Traffic: Where tourism meets trouble

TRAGEDY IN MISSOURI The tragic sinking of the duck boat on Table Rock Lake, Missouri, that caused the deaths of 17 people on July 19, 2018 has focused new attention on not only duck boats, but tourism ...
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The Orange Barrels are Back

THOSE ORANGE BARRELS ARE BACK We are right in the middle of summer, which means we are right in the middle of orange barrel season. Not only do those barrels signal inconvenience and delays, but they ...
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Streaming Live Can Kill

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY BECOMES MANSLAUGHTER On June 19, 2018, almost two months to the day after the fatal accident of an Uber self-driving car and a pedestrian in Tempe Arizona, police there released a ...
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When Summer Fun Turns Deadly

TRAGEDY STRIKES FAMILY OF OLYMPIC LEGEND A story all too common and all too tragic unfolded the weekend of June 9-10th, but because it involved U.S. Olympic great Bode Miller, it became national news. ...
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Extreme Sports: The Allure--and Liability--of Danger

DEATH IN YOSEMITE Two climbers fell to their deaths while climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on June 2, 2018. The pair were known as elite climbers in their sport, and were engaging in a ...
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MADD: It's 21st Century Meaning

THE DEADLIEST WEEKEND OF THE YEAR Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of summer is upon us. For many people, that means traveling to see family and friends, to a beach, to the mountains, to ...
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Auto Insurance: Not Just for Cars

SURPRISING STATISTICS We hear a lot about the high number of motor vehicle crashes and deaths on our nation’s highways, but much less attention is paid to the other crashes and fatalities ...
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Uber Part Two: "We are not a Transportation Company"

This is Part Two of a blog on ride share services in Georgia. Today’s part addresses insurance issues that arise when accidents occur with these services. “WE ARE NOT A TRANSPORTATION ...
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Trends in the Law: The Decriminalization of Marijuana

The Decriminalization of Marijuana: Trends in the Law Series 4/20 AND ITS EVOLVING MEANING The origin of April 20, or 4/20, being celebrated as the pop cultural phenomenon “National Weed ...
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When AI Crashes--and Kills

WHEN AI CRASHES—AND KILLS The inevitable happened: a fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle. On March 18, 2018, in Tempe Arizona, a pedestrian was struck and killed by an Uber vehicle ...
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Tragedy in Miami: Who is to blame?

TRAGEDY AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY On March 15, 2018, the pedestrian bridge being installed to connect Florida International University (FIU) and the city of Sweetwater collapsed onto traffic ...
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Daylight Savings Time: The Danger of Drowsy Driving

THE HISTORY OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS Daylight savings, or at least the idea of it, has existed for centuries. It is thought to have originated with an essay written by Ben Franklin in 1784. The idea was ...
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When Bad Roads Cause Bad Accidents

THE STATE OF THE UNION’S ROADS In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump introduced his much-anticipated infrastructure plan. The President called for 1.5 trillion, in ...
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The Night the Snow Fell in Georgia

THE NIGHT THE SNOW FELL IN GEORGIA We are only a few weeks into 2018, and this winter is already one for the record books. The cold snap that started on New Year’s and that keeps re-visiting the ...
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The Most Dangerous Place During the Holidays

A NEAR MISS There I was, in the parking lot of a crowded shopping plaza last week. I had my turn signal on, and after waiting for traffic to pass, turned left into the lane to look for a parking spot. ...
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The Real Danger at Thanksgiving

RECORD HIGH NUMBER OF TRAVELERS Almost 51 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from their home this Thanksgiving according to AAA projections. This number represents the highest ...
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The Real Scare on Halloween

THE REAL SCARE ON HALLOWEEN No matter what age you are or where you live, celebrating Halloween can be fun. Decorations, costumes, parties…and of course, treats. But Halloween can also be ...
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Death by Distraction

STATISTICS CAN LIE Driver distraction—a term which encompasses all sorts of activities that decrease a driver’s focus on the task at hand—is not only hard to stop, but it is hard to ...
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Why Speed is Fatal

THE ACCIDENT THAT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU—OR YOUR CHILD The four boys were on their way to high school golf practice. The driver, a 17-year-old, had a junior driver’s license and should not ...
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