Georgia Agency Considers Raising I-285 Speed Limit

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
The Georgia Department of Transportation recently announced that it is considering raising the 55-mile per hour speed limit on I-285 to 65 miles per hour.According to GDOT spokesperson Mark McKinnon, the agency is currently in the fact-gathering phase of the process and there is no date scheduled for making this change. However, if the...
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Report: DOT proposes major changes to NHTSA vehicle safety rating system

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
The U.S. DOT has proposed major changes for the NHTSA’s vehicle safety rating system to cut down on collisions and improve vehicle safety.Despite safety features and regulations, numerous people in Georgia, and throughout the U.S., continue to be injured and killed in motor vehicle accidents. In fact, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in...
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Court rules Georgia employer liable for employee’s parking lot attack

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Workplace violence is a growing problem in Georgia and across the U.S. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, about 2 million employees in the U.S. report that being victims of workplace violence every year. Those who are in the retail, health care and service industries are particularly vulnerable to workplace violence because...
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Georgia bus company shut down for safety violations

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On February 25, 2014 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shut down STSC Transportation Services, Inc, an Atlanta-based bus company. FMCSA inspectors found the company was committing on-going safety violations, even after receiving citations from the FMCSA. People should be aware of some of the threats to public safety that motorcoach companies can pose...
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Ringing Bell, Ringing Cell: The Driving Danger From Pavlovian Conditioning

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
A bell rings, and a dog salivates. In eager expectation of a meal, its ears perk up, its eyes roam.In a well-known experiment Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov rang a bell before his dogs were about to be served a meal for several days. Later, when the bell was rung, the dogs began to involuntarily...
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