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September 2018 Archives

Study reveals that young drivers crash twice as often

Decades of research shows that the vast majority of drivers in Georgia and around the country consider themselves to be highly capable behind the wheel. A study conducted more than 50 years ago reveals that even motorists who had been involved in single-vehicle accidents that police concluded were their fault rated their driving skills as good or excellent. Insurance companies rely on accident data and claims histories rather than self-assessments to determine how much of a risk drivers pose to other road users, and it is young drivers that emerge as the biggest driving hazard.

Visits to ICU may benefit teen drivers' ed programs

Distracted driving, especially among teens, is as much of a problem in Georgia as it is in other states. One study conducted by Baylor University shows that traditional drivers' education may not be enough to keep teens from engaging in dangerous activities behind the wheel. Researchers focused on an interactive, reality-based supplemental program called the Texas Reality Education for Drivers program and its effect on 21 teen participants.

Amazon workers report unsafe warehouse conditions

Georgia residents who work at Amazon warehouses are probably familiar with the string of allegations that have been made against the online retail giant. In April 2018, a 43-year-old former employee at a warehouse in Florida filed a lawsuit alleging that he was fired after suffering a back injury on the job. The firing purportedly took place before Amazon Human Resources could authorize a doctor visit.

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