Insurance rates rising, along with accidents

COLUMBUS, Ga- If you notice your auto insurance rates rising– you are not alone. It’s a nationwide trend due to increasing accident rates.

But what’s driving the rising number of car crashes?  Distracted driving is more than likely a factor– people not paying attention to the roads.

State Farm agent Faye Perdue in Manchester says fatality statistics from last year offer an alarming picture of the danger on the highways.

“The fatality rate increased by 22%. That’s huge. People dying in car accidents. I really think that a lot of this is distracted driving,” says Perdue.

Just recently the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration added “drowsy” driving to its list of leading causes of distraction on the roads.

As News 3 reported, Georgia law officers are beefing up its efforts at enforcement of distracted driving laws.  That includes even some undercover enforcement.

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