In the past few weeks there have been far too many serious injuries and deaths on our roads. We have reported about the car surfing death, the fatal bus crash in Gwinnett County, the garbage truck fatality, and the deaths in Henry County. Most of these deaths have involved alcohol or drug consumption.
Today, the AJC is reporting a pedestrian killed on I-285 and a fatal hit and run in midtown Atlanta. These cases have all happened in the past two weeks. That is far too many injuries and deaths.
To any reader of this blog, please slow down and pay attention to the road. If it is raining or there is heavy traffic, moderate your speed accordingly. Slow down and keep a safe distance from other vehicles. Pay attention to motorcycles and the numerous areas where there are people working on the roads. Do not text and drive or divide your attention from your driving.
The roads in Georgia are particularly congested, and you should be careful at all times to avoid an accident. As always , have a designated driver if you intend to drink. A designated driver does not mean the driver who has had the least amount to drink. It means a person who has had nothing to drink. As the holiday season approaches, remember these admonitions, and take care of yourself and others.