After six years of steady declines the number of traffic fatalities increased in the first nine months of 2012. A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 25,580 people died in auto accidents from January through September compared to 23,884 during the same period in 2011.

Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident you should discuss your case with an accident attorney at Shane Smith Law.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) developed and released a video series, responding to an initiative by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) to significantly reduce auto accident fatalities. The FHA's "Towards Zero Deaths" initiative aims to eliminate traffic accident fatalities nationwide.

The GDOT videos appear on the agency's website and YouTube channel. The videos, called "Drive Smart," encourage motorists to avoid distracted driving. Additional videos focus on pedestrian accidents.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer. Call the Shane Smith Law to schedule a free legal consultation.

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