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Exploring the Top Causes of Car Wrecks in Georgia: Stay Safe on the Road

  • Published: April 13, 2023


Driving in Georgia can be a dangerous activity. In fact, the state has one of the highest rates of car accidents in the country. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were over 1600 fatal crashes on Georgia roads in 2020 alone. This amounts to an average of nearly 15 deaths per day and makes it one of only two states where more than 1% of all traffic fatalities occur on rural roads rather than urban ones–the other being Wyoming.

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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents in Georgia. Distractions include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Using mobile phones
  • Eating and drinking while driving, especially when it’s dark out (you can’t see your food)
  • Talking to passengers in the car (or even just thinking about what they’re saying)


The most common cause of car accidents in Georgia is speeding. This can be attributed to a number of factors, including:

  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Driving too fast for road conditions (e.g., icy roads)
  • Tailgating (following another vehicle too closely)

Impaired Driving

Impaired driving is a major cause of car accidents in Georgia. This includes driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drowsy driving, fatigue and other factors that may impair your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in Georgia and can result in serious penalties if you are caught by law enforcement officials. If you have been charged with DUI, it’s important to consult with an attorney who can help protect your rights and work toward getting your case dismissed or reduced as much as possible.

Weather Conditions

The weather can play a significant role in car accidents. Rain, snow and ice can be particularly dangerous for drivers who are not prepared to deal with them. Fog and wind can also affect visibility on the road. In addition to these common weather conditions, there are some situations that may arise unexpectedly due to climate change or other factors:

Road Conditions

Road conditions are a major contributor to car accidents. Potholes, construction zones and poor visibility can all contribute to an accident. Debris on the road also poses a danger to drivers and their passengers.

Vehicle Malfunctions

  • Tire blowouts. Tires are the most common cause of accidents, and they can happen at any time. If your tire blows out while driving, you’ll lose control of your vehicle and may crash into another car or object in front of you.
  • Brake failure. When brakes fail, it’s usually due to an issue with either the brake pads themselves or with something else like a bad caliper or master cylinder that controls them all together (like when someone uses brake fluid instead of anti-freeze). Either way, this kind of malfunction can cause serious problems if not addressed immediately–and even more so if other parts are damaged as well!
  • Steering issues: If your steering wheel feels loose or wobbly during acceleration/deceleration then there might be something wrong with one (or both) wheels’ alignment; if so then this could lead directly into dangerous situations down the road because without proper alignment our tires won’t grip onto pavement properly causing them not only wear out faster but also become less effective at transferring power from engine output through transmission(s) into forward motion

In conclusion, understanding the top causes of car wrecks in Georgia is crucial for staying safe on the road. By being aware of these common factors and taking preventative measures, you can greatly reduce the risk of being involved in an accident. As a responsible driver, it’s essential to practice defensive driving, obey traffic laws, and be prepared for unexpected situations. By doing so, you not only protect yourself but also contribute to a safer driving environment for everyone on Georgia’s roads.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car wreck, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Cohen & Sinowski are ready to help. Scott S. Cohen and Thomas C. Sinowski, II, along with their team, are dedicated to providing top-notch legal representation to those in need. To receive a free case evaluation, contact their Marietta, GA office at 404-351-8888, or email Thomas directly at You can also visit their website at for more information. Remember, when it comes to personal injury law, #localmatters. Don’t hesitate to reach out and get the guidance and support you deserve during this challenging time. Stay safe and drive responsibly.

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