The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety performed a study researching unlicensed
drivers. In order for a person’s license to be suspended or revoked,
they must have performed some sort of illegal action serious enough for
law enforcement officials to believe they are not safe behind the wheel
of a vehicle. Many times, if a person has gone so far that they lose their
license, they do not respect the law enough to let an invalid license
stop them from driving.
The AAA study revealed that one out of every five fatal auto accidents
that occur in the United States involves a driver whose license is invalid.
That’s approximately 8,400 deaths. 28% of the total number of drivers
who broke laws had their license suspended three or more times prior to
driving illegally, leading to a fatal crash.
While these staggering numbers are important for all Georgians to be aware
of, there is truly no way for us to know what drivers in vehicles around
us may be a part of those statistics. In an effort to keep Georgia roadways
as safe as possible, we urge drivers to report suspicious driving activity
to law enforcement officials immediately. You never know whether a driver
is under the influence or distracted, and by alerting the proper authorities
you may be able to prevent a crash, and even save lives.
For more information on what to do if you find yourself injured after an
automobile accident, visit our personal injury
frequently asked questions. Jones & Swanson has a goal of educating readers so that in the unfortunate
event of a personal injury situation, they know what to do and not to do.