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January 2023 Issue

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Can Your Shoes Cause a Car Accident?

The short answer is – Yes! Roughly 16,000 car accidents in the United States are caused by pedal errors each year. A pedal error is when your foot slips suddenly off the pedal right and/or your foot pushes down the wrong pedal. Wearing the wrong kind of footwear is a leading cause of these accidents. 

You aren’t legally required to wear specific footwear while driving, however, companies that employ a large number of drivers normally demand it. UPS, for instance, requires its drivers to wear sturdy, non-slip shoes to keep their drivers safe and reduce their accident compensation claims.

More and more we’re seeing younger drivers wearing flip-flops or slippers while driving and because your foot isn’t completely secure in them, they can cause pedal errors. The same can be said for high heels or any shoe with a slippery sole.

Variety of ShoesYou should avoid wearing the following footwear while driving:

  • Flip flops or slippers
  • High heels
  • Brand new shoes
  • Cowboy boots
  • Slipper or house shoes
  • Wedge sandals or heels
  • Heavy work boots

Local News

Douglasville Has a Fresh New Burger Shop

Burger BistroThe Burger Bistro ATL recently opened its doors in Douglasville with a wholesome menu of burgers, french fries, and milkshakes. The brand-new restaurant is the brainchild of Courtney and Skyler Taylor who moved from Brooklyn in 2018 and chose Douglasville as the place to fulfill their dream of opening an authentic American burger shop.

They plan to attract diners across the city with their exclusive recipes of budget-friendly burgers featuring delicious beef, juicy turkey, fresh salmon, and plant-based protein options on the menu, so you can’t help but keep checking back for more.

The Burger Bistro is inside Deer Creek Shopping Centre at 4300 Chapel Hill Road in Douglasville and open Tuesday- Saturday, 11:00am – 9:00pm for dine-in and takeaway.

Local News

Easy Note Taking Tips for College Freshman… And Everyone Else!

Girl Taking Notes

The ability to take good notes can be ABSOLUTELY critical to your future success. It’s how many students made it through Law School! The following three methods will allow you to take good notes quickly:

  1. The Outline Method is the easiest and the fastest method to take notes. Make a list of your main points as bullet points (1, 2, 3…), and describe every bullet in a sub-list below it (a, b, c…).
  2. The Cornell Method makes you actively think about the topic while you write, rather than mechanically jotting notes. It splits a page into three sections – left, bottom and center. You begin by writing notes in the middle and hints or comments in the left column. At the bottom, you write a summary of your learning. You can bet that this lesson will stick with you forever!
    If you don’t want to divide your sheet, you can use Cornell templates, available in paper and digital form online.
  3. The Mind Map Method organizes your notes by dividing them into branches that help you build connections between them. Picture it as a family tree with grandpa as the central concept and the family members as individual branches! This visual technique works well to deliver a quick summary of the topic.

Local News

Upcoming Events in The Douglasville Area

Comedian Jim Gaffigan
When: February 2nd -5th @ 7PM – 11PM
Where: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Jim Gaffigan is a six-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, three-time Emmy winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life.

Atlanta Oyster Fest
When: February 4th @ 1PM – 5PM
Where: Atlantic Station

Enjoy a great selection of oysters, beer, wine, mimosas, brunch punch, seltzer, live music and DJ Qtip. General Admission Tickets includes entry, souvenir cup, and alcohol samples. Food available for purchase. 21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or shine event.

Adventure Clubs at Zoo Atlanta
When: February 4th @ 9:30AM
Where: Zoo Atlanta

Calling all Adventure Cubs, ages 0-5, and their favorite grownups for a morning of exploration, learning and fun! Embark on a new journey each month with a Zoo Educator as families get to learn and play together. Engaging activities will get you and your little one moving and creating.

Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival
When: February 11th @ 12PM – 4PM
Where: Pullman Yards

Enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (over 50 mouth-watering varieties), music performances, and fun wine-themed activations.

The Injury Specialist Partner of The Year: Murphy Law Firm

The Injury Specialist

Jim Murphy recently received an award from The Injury Specialist for “Partner of The Year 2022”, in recognition of Murphy’s outstanding support and dedication to The Injury Specialist Network.



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