Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 22, 2012
Atlanta car accident lawyer Bruce Millar today voiced his firm’s support for the Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving and its plan to educate teen drivers about the risks of several types of careless and reckless driving.
“We are fully behind the effort to reach out to Georgia’s teens and ask them to help officials raise awareness among young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving, texting while driving, drunk driving and similar bad driving habits,” said Millar, managing partner of the Atlanta personal injury firm of Millar & Mixon, LLC.
“We are hopeful that the peer-to-peer communication that the Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving will engender can have a positive effect by reducing the high number of car crashes, injuries and deaths involving teen drivers in Georgia,” Millar said.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) is seeking 15 to 20 Georgia drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 to form the Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving, a GOHS announcement said. The panel will be charged with developing “a statewide strategy using non-traditional methods to educate teen drivers on the risks and consequences of texting and driving, distracted driving, and alcohol-impaired driving.”
Car crashes were the leading cause of unintentional fatal injuries among teens aged 15 to 19 in Georgia from 2000 to 2007, according to the 2011 Georgia Crash Analysis Statistics and Information (CASI). Car wrecks represented 75 percent of all 1,889 unintentional fatal injuries among Georgia teenagers over the seven-year span.
In 2010, 127 fatal car wrecks involving drivers aged 15 to 20 represented approximately 10 percent of all roadway fatalities in Georgia that year, the CASI report said.
“We’ve seen from news reports, a variety of studies and our own car accident investigations that in most cases some kind of carelessness or recklessness, like speeding, following too closely, drunk driving, fatigued driving, texting or some other distracted driving caused a car wreck involving a teen driver,” Millar said.
The Atlanta car accident attorneys of the Millar & Mixon law firm assist individuals across Georgia who have been injured or have lost family members in car crashes caused by the negligence or recklessness of another driver.
If an auto accident was another driver’s fault, those who were harmed have a right to seek compensation for medical bills, damage to their vehicle, lost income and pain and suffering, he said.
“At Millar & Mixon, we support safe driving and efforts like the Governor’s Commission on Teen Driving to increase safety on our roads,” Millar said. “Meanwhile, we will continue to stand up for the rights of those who are harmed by drivers of any age who ignore safe driving practices.”
About Millar & Mixon, LLC
The Atlanta personal injury law firm of Millar & Mixon, LLC, based in Atlanta, GA, focuses on representing persons injured in car, truck, motorcycle, bus and other motor vehicle accidents. The firm also handles DUI cases, slip and fall injuries and animal attacks and bites, among other personal injury claims. Since 1993 Atlanta attorney Bruce Millar has obtained judgments and settlements exceeding $60 million for his clients.
The firm represents Georgia accident and injury clients throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area and the state of Georgia, including Jonesboro, East Point, North Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Forest Park, College Park, Decatur, Roswell, Marietta, Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Riverdale, Lawrenceville, Athens and Macon. The firm’s office is located at Colony Square, 1201 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30361 (local phone (770) 477-6360). For more information, call (877) 475-7015 or contact the firm through its online form.