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Working to Reduce Traffic Injuries and Deaths

Gwinnett County Car Accident Attorney Shane Smith Explains Need For Injury Reduction Program

Along with the 41,000 individuals killed from motor vehicle accidents in 2007, there were 2.5 million drivers and passengers injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For 2008, the number of injured operators and passengers totaled 2.35 million, according to the NHTSA, the lowest on record since the NHTSA began keeping statistics since 1998. 

Despite the decrease in the number of statistics referenced above, there are still far too many innocent drivers and passengers suffering severe injuries, some of which undoubtedly are permanent and life altering. However the State of Georgia is committed to reduce the number of injuries for everyone. One way is does this is by implementing The Thunder Task Force.

What is The Thunder Task Force?

According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in Georgia, this program’s focus is to determine high-risk crash sites throughout Georgia’s public roads and highways. By continuously surveying the roads, the purpose of the program is to lessen the number of severe injuries and deaths.

Even though government programs, such as The Thunder Task Force, is effective through its public awareness and enforcement campaigns, reckless and malicious drivers can and will slip through the cracks. When this happens, innocent victims are hurt and suffer severe injuries. When this happens you need to speak with a Grayson car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.

How does the Program Work?

Run at the discretion of the GOHS the program uses well-marked law enforcement resources on Georgia’s streets to help counter reckless drivers who choose not to follow the law by speeding, drinking and driving among other careless acts that put innocent drivers and passengers at risk of injury or even death. A three-day initiative, the purpose is to deter and apprehend drivers who choose not to follow the law by driving safely.

Setting up comprehensive patrols, The Thunder programs leaves no roadway unturned. Patrolling freeways, state roads and country roads on varying time-tables, law enforcement is ensuring drivers are operating their cars safely through seat-belt and drunken driving check-points, documenting information related to their arrests. However, when a criminal slips through a you or a family member s injured, speaking with a Georgia car accident lawyer helps you obtain justice. Call the Law offices of Shane Smith to speak with Gwinnett County car accident lawyer now!


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia