Commentary

Waites: Applauding legislation to study distracted driving

In 2015 alone, 1,427 Georgians died in automobile accidents. Even more disturbing is the fact that traffic fatalities have increased in our state over the past nine years. These are shocking statistics, but we can preserve the lives of thousands of Georgians by studying the challenges associated with distract driving and crafting comprehensive legislation to keep our roads safe.

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Belton: Our Military’s Precarious Position

National defense is our government’s greatest responsibility, which is why I am grateful the new study committee I Chair is bringing together members of congress, state legislators and local leaders across the state to study how we can improve the military value of all nine of Georgia’s bases.