Giv360 wants you to stay safe all the time; but even more so over the next few weeks.
Because the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reports that August, followed closely by September, are the most menacing months of the year for drivers. And the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day is called "100 Deadliest Days" for teens.
And there's even more bad news for Georgia residents. Data compiled from the NHTSA showed that I-285 in Georgia had more fatal accidents per mile than any other interstate and ranked seventh worst state in the country for fatal car accidents in the last ranking in 2013.
Thankfully since then, the latest statistics from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety said the number of traffic fatalities has been steadily decreasing over the past several years.
Still, the target number for 2016 fatalities in Georgia is 1,130 which averages to more than 3 deaths a day!
And that's just fatalities, think how many more people are seriously injured or hurt in an accident.
Giv360 has partnered with several merchants who are well acquainted with auto accidents in our area.
A Plus Collision Center is located at 245 Industrial way in Fayetteville, GA. They understand accidents happen, but feel it shouldn't stop you from getting your vehicle back on the road. They work with every insurance company and every kind of car... and quotes are always free.
Getting your car back isn't the only thing accident victims need to worry about. What about your injuries?
Guess who has your back?
Gala Davis Family Chiropractic Center does! This Giv360 merchant is known for its modern facility and its range of Chiropractic techniques and services. Gala Davis Family Chiropractic Center is located at 427 Highway 74N in Peachtree Georgia and has an on-premise X-ray facility and SEMG (Surface EMG and Thermal Scan) available to patients. If you've been involved in an accident, don't hesitate to seek a professional for your pain. Their mission is to improve the quality of your life.
Interesting Factoid: 78 million dogs reside in more than 46 million U.S households according to the American Pet Products Association.
But what does that have to do with Georgia accident rates in August and September?
Well, it seems that the most common causes of injury in dogs is collisions with cars. This can happen when the dog escapes from its house and is hit by an automobile or from the animal being unrestrained in an automobile involved in an accident.
According to one study, nearly 6 in 10 respondents drive with their dogs in the car at least once a month. Many travel long distances with their pets as they take them on vacation (especially the summer months), and 84% don't use a restraint. Most people don't see the harm in letting a small dog ride in their lap or in their Child's lap but:
An unrestrained 10-pound dog in a crash at 50 mph
will exert roughly 500 pounds of force, while an
unrestrained 80-pound dog in a crash at only
30 mph will exert approximately 2400 pounds of force.
This can cause injuries like muscle sprains, swelling, and bone fractures in your pet.
Should this happen, don't hesitate to take them to Lake Harbin Animal Hospital where they'll treat your pet just like family.
With radiology and ultrasound available, the fine folks at Lake Harbin Animal Hospital will be able to assist your animal whether they need surgery or just rest and meds from their fully stocked pharmacy. And if you decide to not take your furry friend on vacation, they offer boarding as well. Head to 2056 Lake Harbin Road in Morrow, Georgia, but remember to restrain your pet while you drive there.
Whenever you visit a Giv360 participating merchant like A Plus Collision Center, Gala Davis Family Chiropractic and Lake Harbin Animal Hospital, they'll donate up to 5% of your bill to the nonprofit of your choice.
So while automobile accidents are definitely something we all want to avoid, you can still end up doing something good out of a bad thing should it happen to you!
Be careful driving Georgia!