Sunday, December 23, 2012
Eight people were killed last year in Georgia traffic crashes that occurred between Christmas and New Years Day.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
In 2011, eight people were killed in traffic crashes in Georgia between Christmas and New Years Day, and 401 people were arrested for driving under the influence. There is no question that the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, from shopping for that perfect gift to attending countless celebrations with family, friends and co-workers. This year the Christmas holiday travel period started 6 p.m. on Friday and will end Tuesday night, Dec. 25. The New Year’s holiday period begins Friday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. and ends Tuesday night, Jan. 1, 2013. Both holiday periods are 102-hours long. Be safe while traveling to and from your holiday destinations. Georgia State Troopers will be patrolling throughout the upcoming holiday …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The Fourth of July is one of the deadliest for drivers, with teenagers accounting for a high number of deaths on the roads.
The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce is gearing up for the Fourth of July holiday, a time during which the risk of driving is compounded by impaired drivers. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the Fourth of July holiday is the second-worst day of the year for drunk driving fatalities. Despite the numerous warnings issued by various law enforcement, government and social organizations, people continue to drive drunk and ruin their lives or the lives of others. The most sobering statistic regarding fatalities on this otherwise relaxing and fun holiday is that 40 percent of all fatal alcohol-induced traffic accidents involve teenagers who were driving under the influence, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
If you're planning to watch Super Bowl XLVI at a Northeast Cobb sports bar or friend's house, check out this app.
The 46th Super Bowl will take place on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Whether you're planning to watch the game from a sports bar or a friend's house, you need to know about the smartphone app provided by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety that helps you find a ride home with the swipe of a finger. The Drive Sober, Georgia app also will provide users with information about drinking and driving. The app can be downloaded for Android and iPhone, and a simulation is available here. According to a news release from the Cobb County Police Department, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism last year reported two to three times more people died in alcohol-related vehicle crashes over the winter holidays compared …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Help your teens have a plan for safe driving or riding.
Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of experts and smart moms take your questions, give advice and share solutions. Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children. Moms Talk will also be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic. Do you know of local moms raising their children in the Tiger Mother's way and is it the best way? Where can we get information on local flu shot clinics for children? How can we help our children's schools weather their budget cutbacks? So grab a cup of coffee and settle …