Last month U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced that Georgia will receive more than $4.8 million in grants for transportation projects. While the stated purpose of the transportation grants is to improve the quality of life for Georgia residents and to create jobs, the grants may have an effect that is even more important than the stated goals. The transportation grants may save lives.

Some of the projects that will be done with the grant money include creating a bike and pedestrian bridge for the Atlanta Beltline/City Hall East bike project and fixing the highway pavement in Winder. The Atlanta Beltline/City Hall East bike project may help prevent future Atlanta bicycle accidents while the highway pavement project in Winder may prevent significant motor vehicle crashes.

The process for getting the grant money was competitive. Secretary LaHood has said that the Department of Transportation received applications for about 30 times the amount of money available.
Our Atlanta car accident lawyers are pleased that Georgia was proactive in applying for the grants, and we're hopeful that the improvements will prevent future crashes while creating jobs and improving the quality of life for Atlanta area residents.

However, we know that serious Atlanta car crashes are likely to continue occurring even with the improvements made with this grant money. As auto accident attorneys in Atlanta, we are committed to helping accident victims recover damages for their injuries. Please contact us today at 1.770.518.1133 for more information and please read our FREE book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim to learn more about your legal rights.

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