Four killed in crash in Jeff Davis Co...

Four killed in crash in Jeff Davis County

There are 54 comments on the The Macon Telegraph story from Dec 9, 2008, titled Four killed in crash in Jeff Davis County. In it, The Macon Telegraph reports that:

Four people are dead after a two-vehicle collision in Jeff Davis County on Sunday afternoon.

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Wrong

Savannah, GA

#41 Dec 27, 2008
MS04 you did cite ga law, and also misinterpreted it.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#42 Dec 27, 2008
Wrong wrote:
MS04 you did cite ga law, and also misinterpreted it.
Help me out then. I may have read it wrong, but I believe it said a vehicles made after 64.
What did I miss.
Wrong

Savannah, GA

#43 Dec 27, 2008
No new private passenger automobile manufactured after January 1, 1964 shall be sold to the general public in this state unless such automobile shall be equipped with two sets of safety belts for the front seat thereof. The safety belts may be installed by the manufacturer prior to delivery to the dealer, or they may be installed by the dealer.

All that states is that no vehicle should be SOLD without safety belts after 1964.

“And The Haters Keep Rollin' In”

Since: Oct 08

Hazlehurst

#44 Dec 27, 2008
Ok....I guess I fibbed because here I am again responding, but this is it, I promise. This topic was not intended for this, so my apologies to all.

You are correct, any vehicle manufactured after 1964 is required to have seat belts installed. That has nothing to do with the seatbelt law itself.

The name of the law is the Tom Murphy Law. A passenger of any pick-up truck that is not enclosed with a camper on back is not required by law to wear a seatbelt. If you own a Tahoe, Suburban or vehicle like that, seatbelts or proper restraints depending on age & weight are required because they are closed cabins.

The road block was in Coffee County & the person at the GSP I spoke to was Sgt. Lacey.

Georgia's existing seat belt requirements (Tom Murphy Law):

Adults are required to wear seat belts in vehicles' front seats. Penalty:$15 fine.

Young people between the ages of 6 and 17 are required to wear seat belts whether they are in the front or back seats of vehicles. Penalty:$25 fine to be paid by the driver.

Children younger than 6 are required to be in appropriate child restraint car seats or booster seats. Penalty: Fine up to $50 and point on driving record.

Georgia is one of 24 states with a "primary" seat belt law, which means law enforcement officials can issue a citation if seeing someone not wearing a seat belt as required instead of having to pull them over for another traffic violation.

Exemptions: Pickup trucks, motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, off-road vehicles, and vehicles designed to carry more than 10 people.

Source: Governor's Office of Highway Safety

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#45 Dec 27, 2008
SittinDuck wrote:
Ok....I guess I fibbed because here I am again responding, but this is it, I promise. This topic was not intended for this, so my apologies to all.
You are correct, any vehicle manufactured after 1964 is required to have seat belts installed. That has nothing to do with the seatbelt law itself.
The name of the law is the Tom Murphy Law. A passenger of any pick-up truck that is not enclosed with a camper on back is not required by law to wear a seatbelt. If you own a Tahoe, Suburban or vehicle like that, seatbelts or proper restraints depending on age & weight are required because they are closed cabins.
The road block was in Coffee County & the person at the GSP I spoke to was Sgt. Lacey.
Georgia's existing seat belt requirements (Tom Murphy Law):
Adults are required to wear seat belts in vehicles' front seats. Penalty:$15 fine.
Young people between the ages of 6 and 17 are required to wear seat belts whether they are in the front or back seats of vehicles. Penalty:$25 fine to be paid by the driver.
Children younger than 6 are required to be in appropriate child restraint car seats or booster seats. Penalty: Fine up to $50 and point on driving record.
Georgia is one of 24 states with a "primary" seat belt law, which means law enforcement officials can issue a citation if seeing someone not wearing a seat belt as required instead of having to pull them over for another traffic violation.
Exemptions: Pickup trucks, motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, off-road vehicles, and vehicles designed to carry more than 10 people.
Source: Governor's Office of Highway Safety
Wow, I think we are now up to date on Georgias seat belt law. lol It being called the Tom Murphy law says it all. But thats another story. Thanks SD and wrong.
Becky Neal

United States

#46 Jan 9, 2009
aol user wrote:
Hey I have a question--some of you seem to be related to the family. I am wondering about Jordan. How is he? If you are related I am so sorry for your loss and pray God will send you comfort that no man can.
My name is Becky and it was my mother, sister and two of my three newphews died that day, my father died six days later and thank you so much for asking about Jordan. He is doing a lot better. Hoping to get the cast off in three weeks. Thank you, it is rough just getting through the day sometimes. Keep us in your prayers.
Inquisitive

Atlanta, GA

#47 Jan 10, 2009
I can understand how your grief is overwhelming. Just take one day at the time and, though it appears doubtful, things will get better. Find comfort in your memories but know they would not want you to mourn. We all know that heaven is a far better place than Earth and you will see them again. Believe me time passes so quickly. We're only here for a twinkle of an eye. When I lost my mama I thought I would die and it really took me about 2 years before I could mention her name without the tears coming. I can't imagine the personal loss you've suffered and would never pretend to know! I'm so sorry and I pray that God will keep you wrapped tight in his arms of mercy. As mortals we can't adequately find the words to comfort you but God can. Lean on him; he has big shoulders! God bless you!

“And The Haters Keep Rollin' In”

Since: Oct 08

Hazlehurst

#48 Jan 10, 2009
Becky Neal wrote:
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My name is Becky and it was my mother, sister and two of my three newphews died that day, my father died six days later and thank you so much for asking about Jordan. He is doing a lot better. Hoping to get the cast off in three weeks. Thank you, it is rough just getting through the day sometimes. Keep us in your prayers.
I am so sorry for the loss your family has suffered. I didn’t have the luck to know any of them, but have heard they were wonderful people. You are all in my prayers.
hayraker

United States

#49 Jan 10, 2009
oke wrote:
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I think murderer is a bit strong, anyone who has ever driven a vehicle on the road has probably at some point been careless,enough to kill someone accidently,he could just as well been looking at a house or dog by the roadside or any other thing that distracts us while behind the wheel. Human error all through history has cost lives, and the truth is any of us could be taken out by an automobile accident, at any time if we ride or operate a vehicle
accidents are not considered murder unless neligence is involved
dearoledad

United States

#50 Jan 13, 2009
Red State Good Ole Boy wrote:
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Is anyone getting what GCS is saying besides me. He hasn't condemed anyone, but wants justice for his family. We ARE accountable for our actions, it may not be PC, in a world of liberals who are so eager to let it go. Thats whats wrong with this country, liberal tree huggers, sell out to China so its cheap at Wal Mart, no body has to be responsible 'cause the Government will take care of you!Why then do we have laws? Is it different if you do not mean to, maybe say sorry or are we just that kind hearted we just let it go. The man who is responsible should face charges, I'm not saying life or death penalty, but he was negligent and admitted to it. What is a life worth?
There are several levels of penalty for accidental death including manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, 2nd degree murder, etc. All depends on the circumstances of the incident and, in some cases, on the opinion of a jury.
Every case is different, for many different reasons. In many cases, after time, the victim(s) does not want prosecution. Some do.

“ga.skies are beautiful”

Since: Nov 08

Doerun, GA

#51 Jan 13, 2009
Inquisitive wrote:
I can understand how your grief is overwhelming. Just take one day at the time and, though it appears doubtful, things will get better. Find comfort in your memories but know they would not want you to mourn. We all know that heaven is a far better place than Earth and you will see them again. Believe me time passes so quickly. We're only here for a twinkle of an eye. When I lost my mama I thought I would die and it really took me about 2 years before I could mention her name without the tears coming. I can't imagine the personal loss you've suffered and would never pretend to know! I'm so sorry and I pray that God will keep you wrapped tight in his arms of mercy. As mortals we can't adequately find the words to comfort you but God can. Lean on him; he has big shoulders! God bless you!
you know despite our differences you seem to me to be an awesome person . god bless you and god bless this girl and her family.
hayraker

United States

#52 Jan 13, 2009
iamloosnmymind wrote:
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you know despite our differences you seem to me to be an awesome person . god bless you and god bless this girl and her family.
i 2nd that
wow dumbass

Virginia, MN

#53 Mar 11, 2009
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Unfortunately there is no speedy recovery for death! It's real hard for a family that lost everything to recover from someone's carelessness. I'm sure he was a good person, but now he's a murderer! I grew up with two of the 4 people but knew all of them! We were family and now my daughter has lost her best friend. The wife SHOULD HAVE LOOKED AT THE GPS since the man was driving!
OK so when you get in a wrek and i hope you dont kill anyone but lets say you do let me acknowldge everything that you could have done the right way and then call you a murderer......i know you dont stop at every stop sign and i know you dont always go the speed limit......God chooses when he wants us and test other peoples faith... so look at it this way it was there time you cant blame anyone else for that instead of blamin people and fusing to others why dont you comfort your daughter

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#54 Mar 11, 2009
wow dumbass wrote:
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OK so when you get in a wrek and i hope you dont kill anyone but lets say you do let me acknowldge everything that you could have done the right way and then call you a murderer......i know you dont stop at every stop sign and i know you dont always go the speed limit......God chooses when he wants us and test other peoples faith... so look at it this way it was there time you cant blame anyone else for that instead of blamin people and fusing to others why dont you comfort your daughter
Can you please repeat that in English?

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