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February 2013 Archives

What Are Georgia's BUI Laws?

Driving a car under the influence of alcohol isn’t the only way to get into a fatal accident. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 50 percent of all boating fatalities each year are attributed to alcohol. In fact, the U.S. Coast Guard warns that alcohol is more dangerous on water than it is on land. Anyone who goes boating on Lake Lanier knows these statements to be true.

After last year’s deadly boating accidents, a state legislator has taken it upon himself to introduce a new bill to improve boating safety.

Distracted Driving Is as Dangerous as Drinking and Driving

Texting while driving can be just as deadly as drunken driving. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, texting while driving creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted.

We've written about distracted driving many times on this blog, largely because the dangers of texting while driving are very similar to drinking and driving.

Here's a recap of some of our posts.

A Guide to Georgia's Open Container Law

You've heard of open container laws. Many states have them, including Georgia.

It's illegal to drive while under the influence. It's also illegal to have an open container of alcohol near you when you are driving.

So what is Georgia's open container law and how does it work?