There are more numbers of drivers on the roads than ever across the United States especially on the most dangerous Buford highway in Georgia. The increasing number of drivers on the Buford highway comprises beginners or the first-time drivers from the high schools as well as elderly and experienced drivers resulting in very busy or overcrowded roads with vehicles that have inexperienced drivers and elderly drivers with over-confidence in driving or have poor sight. As per the records of Buford Law, the Buford highway is considered as the most dangerous and the number one prone to accident road in Georgia as well as in the US with three times more accidents resulting in severe injuries and fatalities in comparison to other roads and highways in the country.
In addition to very heavy traffic, the eight miles of Buford highway from the total length of thirty miles necessarily require appropriate and regular maintenance and repair because of constant damages caused by a huge number of commuters who use the road every day. The Buford highway from its making style seems to be not pedestrian-friendly and therefore pedestrians suffer enormously while crossing the highway and ultimately fall victims to accidents.
In the above context, when you are crossing the Buford highway, you should not only be extremely cautious but should know the basic laws of crosswalk especially the O.C.G.A 40-6-93 and O.C.G.A 40-6-92 section (a) which deal with jaywalking and pedestrian crossing in Georgia. The O.C.G.A 40-6-93 says that every driver must be varying careful to avoid pedestrian colliding on any roadway especially on hazardous roads including the highway, and when necessary must warn the pedestrians by a sound horn. In addition to this, they must also maintain adequate precautions especially in the case of children or any confused or intoxicated or incapacitated person.
On the other hand, as per O.C.G.A 40-6-92 section (a) if you need to cross the highway through a crosswalk you need to eventually yield the right of way for all vehicles provided you have already entered the road safely.