Speeding vehicles pose a great danger to pedestrians on busy roads, especially those who work around traffic to help others cross and navigate the roads safely. Car accidents and hit-and-runs have caused countless injuries and deaths for Georgia pedestrians. The laws and criminal charges against drivers who injure pedestrians and bicyclists are steep, since pedestrians have so little defense against vehicles barreling in their direction.
Businesses have a responsibility to provide safe products to their customers. Not only does a company face serious lawsuits if their products cause consumer injury, but company officials and employees can be charged with criminal offenses if it was proven that they knowingly provided dangerous or defective products to the public.
A driver cannot concentrate on the road if he or she is using a phone, computer or navigation system while driving. Distracted driving, according to authorities, has become one of the main causes of motor vehicle accidents. Although laws have been enacted to stop people from texting while driving in Georgia, the practice still continues.