We want to remind you that as of July 1, 2018, the Hands-Free Georgia Act prohibits drivers from operating a wireless communication device or stand-alone electronic device while driving. Drivers may only use voice commands via an earpiece, headphone device or device worn on the wrist.
All drivers under 18 years old years old are banned from using a wireless communication device or stand-alone electronic device, even with a hands-free device. School bus drivers cannot use a cell phone while loading and unloading passengers, nor while the bus is in motion.
And ALL drivers, regardless of age, are banned from texting while behind the wheel.
If a navigation app must be used, set it before departing, and do not touch it during your trip. So, plan ahead and stay safe on the road!
All body shops are not the same. That’s why choosing the right body shop is important. A reputable body shop employing trained, competent technicians, following recommended repair procedures, using the proper tools and equipment, and operating in an ethical manner can make a big difference not only in how your car is repaired, but equally important, how you’ll feel about driving your car afterwards.
The average person can’t tell if a shop has the proper tools and equipment or not. But there are a few things you should look for, and questions you can ask.
First, look at the shop’s work area. A relatively clean, organized shop is a sign of professionalism. Just because body work can sometimes be messy and dirty, doesn’t mean that the shop should look that way.
School zones are supposed to keep kids safe as they arrive at and leave school, but the zones sometimes pose a risk for pedestrians and motorists alike. Each school year, nearly 54 million school-age children walk or bike to school or otherwise pass through the school zone after exiting a caregiver's car or the school bus. In those busy zones, they can be at risk of injury or death. Meanwhile, motorists (even those who are parents or caregivers hauling their precious cargo) may need a refresher class on the rules of the road in school zones, experts say.
"There's a lot of activity that happens between arrival time and dismissal time that can be distracting, and that's the piece that can make it risky for young pedestrians," says Nancy Pullen-Seufert, associate director of the National Cente...
Drivers in Georgia and Alabama are all too familiar with deer crossing signs. They know too the deer danger that lurks beside or on roads and highways.
The 15th annual State Farm® deer claim study helps define that danger for drivers. It ranks states by the potential likelihood a driver has of hitting a large animal, like deer, elk, moose or caribou. Georgia and Alabama are both ranked as a high-risk state with chances of hitting a deer in Georgia being 1 in 122, and Alabama 1 in 131.
Mating season more than doubles the likelihood of collision with a large animal. So be especially alert during the months of October, November and December - deer mating season. Whether you hit a large animal, or it jumps into the side of your vehicle, such collisions can cause significant injuries an...
Did you know that studies show that you can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase your well-being and happiness by doing so? In addition, gratefulness—and especially expression of it to others—is associated with increased energy, optimism, and empathy.
"An attitude of gratitude" may sound like a corny saying, but it's a whole lot more. In fact, being grateful for what you have can change your worldview and your life — and it just might be the key to a totally happy, healthy existence. Practicing an attitude of gratitude can be a total game-changer. Several scientific studies have shown how having a mindset of thankfulness can benefit you many times over!
So as we enter into this Thanksgiving season, let us reflect on our blessings and the things we are thankf...
Many car shoppers don’t realize just how much damage floodwaters do to a vehicle. That represents a problem—not just to the owner of a car or truck that falls victim to a catastrophic flood, but to prospective buyers unaware of the vehicle’s history.
The risk of flooded vehicles on the market affects everyone looking for a used car, and not just those in the immediate vicinity of a flood. After Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, for example, flooded cars popped up for sale across the country. It’s a smart bet that the same will happen once the waters Hurricane Harvey dumped on Houston recede, too.
The best way to protect yourself from unscrupulous—or even unknowing—dealers is to educate yourself on how to spot the tell-tale signs of flood damage.