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Motorcycle Driver Arrested For Going 163 MPH On Ga. 400

A 30-year-old man from Cumming was arrested early morning after he was caught traveling 163 MPH on his motorcycle along Ga. 400, Alpharetta police say.

Police saw the motorcycle traveling at over 100 MPH on Ga. 400 southbound south of Old Milton Parkway and issued a lookout.

Another officer saw the sportbike approaching and began to follow the motorcycle. As they were approaching the Mansell Road exit ramp, the motorcycle changed lanes and began to accelerate, the police report said

While behind the bike, the officer saw they were driving around 150 MPH in a 65 zone. The officer said in the report the bike was going 163 MPH per his radar.

The bike turned off the highway at the Holcomb Bridge Road exit, and officers were able to arrest the driver.

The officer asked the driver if there was a reason for him going so fast, and he said he was “just out for a ride,” according to the report. He said he knew he was going well over 100 MPH, but did not know he was going that fast. The driver also said that the bike was quick, and he just barely squeezed the throttle, the report said.

Speeding causes accidents!

Atlanta Drivers Education has been mandated for all 16-year-old drivers. We are here to spread the awareness of safe driving habits and that driving is a very serious responsibility.

Whether you are 15 and in need of taking the course or 45 and you just want to brush up on the rules and regulations of driving, A-1 Driving School is here to help!

We have 19 convenient location around the metro Atlanta area offering different programs. For more information call (770)962-9555 or visit us at www.a1drivingschools.com!

Chattanooga Defense Attorney Charged with DUI

Police arrested longtime Chattanooga defense attorney Jennifer Lawrence and charged her with driving under the influence (DUI).

The officer was at the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Georgia Avenue when he spotted Lawrence’s vehicle stopped in the travel lane. It says on the record that was obtained that a man was standing at the driver’s side door helping her out of her SUV.

Witnesses told the officer they saw Lawrence’s SUV turn on to Georgia Avenue and hit two parked vehicles.

The officer says he asked Lawrence to move to the sidewalk, and that she “seemed confused during our conversation.” The officer asked Lawrence if she was on any medication or had had anything to drink, she replied she was on blood pressure medication but had not had anything to drink that morning. The officer says she admitted to drinking alcohol the night before.

The officer then performed a field sobriety test, which he says she failed.

Lawrence was then arrested and booked, and the officer got a warrant to give her a blood test at the Hamilton County Jail.

It goes to show that no one is above the law! 

Georgia State law requires clinical evaluation and the attendance of the DUI program that’s certified/licensed by the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services before your driver’s license can be reinstated if you have been charged with any of the following:

  1. DUI
  2. Drug Possession
  3. Other drug offenses
  4. Under-age possession of drugs or alcohol

For more information visit www.a1drivingschools.com or call (770) 962-9555!

 

 

Cherokee Bus Drivers Honored

Cherokee County Schools school bus drivers, bus technicians, and transportation support staff engaged in annual training together in July, brushing up on safety procedures and preparing to run routes for 2019-20.

Director Jim Georges also took the opportunity to recognize several members of the Transportation staff for recent achievements, including the local winners of the School Bus Road-E-O driving competition.

CCSD first-place Road-E-O driver Christine Minter placed 10th overall at the state competition, which was held in June in Warner Robins.

Mary Stout placed second in the CCSD Road-E-O and Greg Caudle placed third.

CCSD’s Special Needs team Paige Waters, driver, and Debbie Prater, monitor, won third place in the state competition.

Vehicle technician Jeremiah Bradberry was recognized for his third-place win in the State Technician competition.

Thank you to the Cherokee bus drivers and to all of the other bus drivers who work hard to keep our kids safe!

The common rule of always stopping for a stopped school bus is not always correct.

Always Stop for a School Bus, when…

  1. Approaching behind a school bus when its’ lights flash yellow and red.
  2. Driving on either side of a 2-lane highway, both sides of traffic must always stop! for a stopped school bus.

Never Stop for a School Bus, when…

  1. Driving on the opposite side of traffic, on a 4-lane highway.

This is the common mistake most motorists make when approaching a stopped school bus.

If you are driving on the opposite side of the traffic of a school bus, on a 4-lane highway, always proceed with caution, but always keep moving! Stopping will impede traffic and may cause accidents.

To combat careless driving in school zones and bus routes, law enforcement has increased between 6:00 am to 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

For more safe driving information or safe driving practices, A-1 Driving Schools has 19 convenient locations around metro Atlanta that all offer defensive driving courses!

For more information please call (770)962-9555 or visit us at www.a1drivingschools.com!

22-Year-Old Killed in Gwinnett Motorcycle Wreck

A Monroe man died after colliding with an SUV on Highway 78 near Rosebud Road in a wreck that temporarily shut down the highway.

Bailey Hill was driving his motorcycle eastbound on Highway 78 near Loganville at about 8:30 a.m. when he apparently ran a red light and collided with an SUV, police said.

He was ejected from the motorcycle and later died at a local hospital.

Following the impact with Hill, the driver of the SUV veered off the road and ran over a sign. It’s not immediately clear who was driving the SUV or whether they were injured.

Both vehicles were impounded to the Gwinnett County Police Department Headquarters for further analysis, and the department’s accident investigation unit is looking into the wreck.

Our condolence goes to the family and friends of Bailey Hill.

As a driver, it’s almost second nature to drive in traffic with other cars or trucks. However, when driving in traffic with motorcycles, there are other considerations drivers should make.

Here are some helpful suggestions about how to share the road with motorcycles, and keep both you and the motorcyclists safer:

  1. Pay attention.
  2. Signal in time so that a motorcyclist may react to your vehicle.
  3. Observe an ongoing turn signal on a motorcycle as a forgotten turn signal.
  4. Follow with plenty of room to spare.
  5. Stay aware when approaching intersections or preparing to make a turn.
  6. Realize road conditions affect motorcyclists more than drivers of other vehicles.

The same safe driving practices that are taught in A-1’s Defensive Driving Class can apply to be a safe driver in a car and on a motorcycle. There is a lot of very useful and informative information in the class and it will apply whether you have been driving for 30 years or you are a brand new driver.

For more information about class schedules or to see A-1’s 19 convenient locations call (770)962-9555 or visit us at www.a1drivingschools.com!