The problem of high speed wrong way accidents on divided highways has been on the radar of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for at least four decades. While high speed wrong way crashes on divided highways may not be the most frequent form of highway accidents, it is one of the most serious and often results in more fatalities and more serious injuries than other types of highway crashes.

Accordingly, in August 2011 the NTSB announced that it had started a special investigation into wrong way highway accidents. The goal of the NTSB investigation is to identify solutions to prevent these types of accidents in the future.  Yet, like all safety initiatives, the results of the NSTB investigation will take some time to implement once the report is released later this year. Even when all the recommendations are put in place, wrong way accidents may still occur. If you have been hurt, or if you have lost a loved one in a wrong way wreck, please contact an Alpharetta car crash attorney for help.

Details of the NTSB Investigation into Wrong Way Accidents
The NTSB investigation will include a:

  • Focus on drunk driving. A majority of wrong way highway crashes seem to involve drunk drivers.
  • Review of police reports from around the country to learn more about all the causes of highway wrong way accidents.
  • Historical review of wrong way accident causes and what has been done to prevent these types of crashes.
  • Study of highway designs and advanced vehicle technologies used to prevent accidents.

How to Contact an Experienced Alpharetta Car Crash Attorney for Help
If you have been hurt or a loved one has been killed in a wrong way accident, then you do not need to wait for the NTSB report to be issued to get help. Simply call 1.770.518.1133 for a free consultation with an Alpharetta highway accident attorney and download a FREE copy of our book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim.