Georgia Senator Declines to Pursue Single File Rider Law

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Spring time brings a number of annual rituals that Georgians enjoy: warmer weather, The Masters golf tournament and spring flowers, to name a few. For bicycling enthusiasts, spring marks a chance to pursue their passion. However, a bill that aimed to reduce bicycle accidents nearly changed how cyclists could ride on Georgia roads.Senator Butch...
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Study: Hands-Free Phones Still Dangerous While Driving

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
In recent years, many states have begun to restrict motorists from talking on their handheld cellphones while driving unless the phones are being used in a “hands-free” manner. Essentially, the idea is that drivers are less distracted if they do not have to hold their phones to their heads or manually dial numbers, and...
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Disability insurance policy definitions impact available benefits

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Long-term disability insurance policies often vary in how they define disability. The distinction is between whether an individual can still work in his or her own occupation versus any occupation following an injury or illness. A policy definition can affect available benefits.If a surgeon loses the necessary use of his hands due to Parkinson's...
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Georgia Workers’ Compensation for Injured Truck Drivers

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Drivers in the transportation industry have difficult jobs. Much of the job is sedentary, but for most drivers their jobs require some heavy lifting. Semi truck drivers may be required to unload deliveries when they arrive at their destination. UPS drivers on the other extreme are in and out of their trucks all day...
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Study suggests distraction is a serious issue for older drivers, too

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
A new study suggests that cell phone use isn’t just a problem among young drivers; a sizable proportion of older drivers also engage in this risky habit.Distracted driving is often seen as a habit that is widespread among young people and especially risky for these novice drivers. As a result, distracted driving laws and...
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