Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Macon’s big sidewalks downtown encourage walking, and like many other Maconites, I enjoy taking advantage of them when the weather is good.  Unfortunately, drivers sometimes don’t stop for pedestrians who have the right-of-way. While walking the other day, I was almost hit by an SUV while attempting to safely cross the street at a well-marked… Learn more about Pedestrian Accidents

Know the Law! When You Should Stop for a School Bus in Georgia

Do you know when you’re allowed to pass a school bus in Georgia and when you’re not? I have a friend who apparently did not. Like most people, he knew that he must stop if traveling behind a school bus that extended its stop-arm with red lights flashing. He also knew that he had to… Learn more about Know the Law! When You Should Stop for a School Bus in Georgia

Pedestrian Fatality Rates Increase: Macon’s Latest Victim, an Elderly Man Taking Out the Trash

On July 18th, an elderly man took out the trash, which was seemingly a harmless task and one that he probably engaged on a regular weekly basis. But on this day, he took the trash out for the last time. The man lived on the 3800 block of Avera Road, which has traffic traveling both east… Learn more about Pedestrian Fatality Rates Increase: Macon’s Latest Victim, an Elderly Man Taking Out the Trash

Pedestrian Traffic Accidents

Ten pedestrians were struck and killed by cars in Macon-Bibb County in 2013. Tragically, Macon has seen several pedestrian accidents already this year, including a hit-and-run that killed a man this past weekend. In response to pedestrian related accidents in Macon, city officials have formed a Pedestrian Fatality Review Board. The board is tasked with reviewing… Learn more about Pedestrian Traffic Accidents