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Back-to-School Safety Tips for Children Traveling To and From School

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Table of Contents: School Safety Tips for Children Crosswalk Safety Tips School Bus Safety Tips Whenever a new school year starts, it is an ideal time for parents to review with their children the basic safety concerns they may face as they travel to and from school. Since many young students travel to school… Read More »

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Back-to-School Safety Tips for Children Traveling To and From School

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Crosswalk Safety Tips It is also important that children know crosswalk safety, especially if they must cross streets at some point when traveling to and from school. In Georgia drivers must stop and stay stopped, for pedestrians in crosswalks. Vehicles must stop when pedestrians are anywhere on their side of the road, or if… Read More »

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Back-to-School Safety Tips for Children Traveling To and From School

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

School Bus Safety Tips While riding the school bus, students should observe the following: Arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to come. Make sure you have all your things with you and stay on your side of the road until the bus comes. Form an orderly… Read More »

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Bus Crash in Haralson County

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In Georgia, there are hundreds of car accidents that take place every single day of the year. These are often hard to investigate; it is not always known exactly what caused the crash. Unfortunately, this also involves passengers in cars who had no control over a situation. That is exactly what happened in Haralson… Read More »

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Speed Limit Raise Passes Legislative Hurdle

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If you have lived in the Atlanta area for any length of time, you know that Atlanta drivers like to speed. If you get onto I-285 when the traffic is clear, very few people stick to the posted 55 MPH speed limit. In some areas, it’s so common to speed that going at the… Read More »

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Don’t let the snow get you down

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

Yesterday, Atlanta was hit with a snowstorm that rivaled the ‘snowmageddon’ that happened in 2011. Cars were stranded, buses fell off the road into ditches, and ten minute commutes expanded into 3 hour commutes. There were reports of people taking upwards of six hours to get home. It started snowing early in the day… Read More »

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MARTA Bus involved in a 4 Vehicle Traffic Accident

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Any kind of traffic accident is bad, but when it involves a bus the potential for mass injuries increases. Earlier in January, a MARTA bus hit a disabled vehicle on Southbound I-85 in Clayton County on a cold Friday morning. The accident resulted in a four vehicle incident that was spread across the two… Read More »

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Family Goes to the Legislature to Propose New Road Rage Law

By Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. |

When a close family member dies in an accident, especially a young person, parents may feel that the actions of the court are not enough to punish the people in the crime. Lawsuits and criminal charges can only go so far. Sometimes a parent will decide that they need to take their demands to… Read More »

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School Bus Backs into Parked Car

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As children every day ride the bus to school, one of the fears of parents is that bus getting into an accident. Bus drivers are trained very well before they’re allowed to transport children, but the sheer number of buses on the roads makes accidents inevitable. According to the NHTSA, there were 1,236 fatal… Read More »

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10-Year-Old Tragically Killed, Six Others Hurt in Clay County School Bus Accident

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A 10-year-old Early County child was killed and at least six other people were hurt in a recent school bus crash. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident occurred on Highway 39 four miles south of Fort Gaines in Clay County. Law enforcement officers stated the driver of a Pataula Charter Academy school… Read More »

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