Tifton Road Safety Overview

Tifton Road Safety Overview

Georgia’s Department of Transportation (GDOT) publicly releases information about traffic crashes in the state. This information comes from accident reports prepared by law enforcement agencies for crashes in their jurisdictions. These accident reports cover all accidents involving injury, death, or property damage of more than $500. The GDOT database allows users to search for crashes in specific towns and cities in Georgia. Using this database, […]

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Can I Sue the Government After a Crash Due to Poor Road Conditions?

Can I Sue the Government After a Crash Due to Poor Road Conditions?

Yes, while the government has sovereign immunity that protects them from lawsuits in certain cases, in most cases you can sue the government if you are injured due to a dangerous condition. In Florida, this right is enshrined in the Florida Tort Claims Act. Suing the Government for Accidents Caused by Poor Road Conditions in Florida: What You Need to Know Governments are protected by […]

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Oklahoma Road Safety Overview

Oklahoma Road Safety Overview

According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO), traffic deaths within the state increased by 87 from 2020 to 2021. Preliminary data estimate traffic fatalities for 2020 at 595. In addition to traffic fatalities, thousands of people are injured in Oklahoma automobile accidents each year. Vision for Improving Oklahoma City Road Safety The vision of the OHSO is to build and maintain safe roadways for […]

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St. Petersburg Road Safety Overview

St. Petersburg Road Safety Overview

Florida is home to many of the most dangerous interstates and highways in America. Hundreds of traffic accidents occur throughout the state each year. Therefore, St. Petersburg road safety is a priority for everyone who lives and works within the city. Sadly, many of the traffic crashes in St. Petersburg could be prevented. Negligence, dangerous driving behavior, and poor decisions cause most traffic accidents. Traffic […]

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Lexington Road Safety Insights

Lexington Road Safety Insights

Over 300,000 people call Lexington and Fayette County their home. Thousands more visit our city throughout the year. So it is not surprising that car accidents in Lexington are common. According to the Lexington Police Department, it responds to more than 6,000 traffic calls each month. In 2020, a total of 13,089 traffic collisions were reported in Lexington. That was a 20 percent decrease from […]

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Fort Lauderdale Road Safety Overview

Fort Lauderdale Road Safety Overview

Fort Lauderdale is the tenth most populous city in Florida. In a state with a high rate of car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and motorcycle accidents, Fort Lauderdale stands out because of its terrible reputation for road safety. When Fort Lauderdale adopted its Vision Zero plan in 2015, it had the second-worst pedestrian fatality rate and fifth-worst traffic fatality rate in the nation. Since 2015, Fort […]

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Are Roundabouts Safer than Intersections?

Are Roundabouts Safer than Intersections?

Roundabouts seem to be a divisive topic these days. To some, they are a quicker and safer alternative to traditional intersections. To others, they are confusing and unnecessary. So, where does the truth lie? If you’re looking for an answer to this question, you can learn more in this short guide. What is a Roundabout? As the name implies, roundabouts are intersections that are typically […]

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Do HOV Lanes Reduce Traffic Congestion?

Do HOV Lanes Reduce Traffic Congestion?

When it comes to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, you probably fall into one of two groups: you either hate them or you love them. Since their inception in 1969, HOV lanes have divided commuters. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, these high-occupancy vehicle lanes are meant to encourage ride-sharing and carpooling. Drivers with more than a single occupant are incentivized by supposedly being able […]

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Harrisburg Road Safety Overview

Harrisburg Road Safety Overview

Car accidents are common in Dauphin County, including in the City of Harrisburg. According to crash data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were 521 traffic accidents in Harrisburg during 2020. That was a slight decrease from the 2019 figures, but COVID-19 kept many people at home during 2020.  Traffic crashes are often avoidable. Many of the accidents that occur each day are the […]

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Florida’s Move Over Law Adjusted to Keep Bicyclists Safe

Florida’s Move Over Law Adjusted to Keep Bicyclists Safe

Bicyclists are particularly vulnerable on the road. Riding a bike instead of relying on a motor vehicle can benefit both your health and the environment. Still, it is important to remember that bicyclists do not have the metal frame of a car or truck to protect them. This can significantly increase their chances of being injured when bicycle accidents occur. Research indicates Florida is among […]

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