Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
During the Kids are out of school and more active, and drivers may not expect a little one to be behind their vehicle as they back up.
Most of us look in our rear-view mirrors before we back up, but it's also important to get out and check behind your vehicle too, otherwise, you may make a deadly mistake.
Many of us remember those wise words our parents told us about vehicle safety. But unfortunately, sometimes drivers don't see the full scene behind their vehicle.
"Anytime I'm checking the house, I always check behind to make sure there are no obstacle there for me."
As a father of three, Kris Senn always goes the extra step when it comes to making sure his children are safe. "I always make sure there is nothing that is behind me that can distract me or that I can hit."
But he does it to make sure other children are safe as well. "I would say make sure you check..because its not just their children its other children too, they are out running around all the time."
To prove how misleading depending on just a rear view mirror can be, we did an exercise. We place ten 36 inch cones behind an SUV, and it wasn't until a cone was placed almost 50 feet away that the driver could see it in the rear view mirror.
"We want parents to be aware that often up to 50 or 60 feet you cant see what's behind you."
Proof that you can easily have a dozen children behind your vehicle and not even be aware of it.
You often see utility cones parked with a cone behind them that's so those utility workers look behind their truck before they get in a drive off. Teach your children how to protect themselves from vehicles, and do your part as a driver..get out and check before you back up.
If your vehicle does not have a back-up camera..you can always get one installed. It's a great investment for any vehicle to have.
Even with one of those cameras it's still a good idea to look behind your vehicle before you back up.