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How Georgia ranks in national trucking safety

The nation's trucking industry is more successful than ever. While this is great for our nation's economy, it causes ordinary people to worry about truck accidents. After all, a booming trucking industry means more trucks are sharing our roadways, and collisions with these vehicles typically result in serious and catastrophic physical trauma.

In a bit of good news, it seems that trucking companies are becoming more and more committed to promoting safe truck driving. The problem for ordinary motorists is that they cannot know which truckers drive safely and which ones do not. There may finally be a way to narrow down the risk of being involved in a truck accident on a state-by-state basis.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a report centered on truck accidents that can give the public an idea of how states rank when it comes to safety. Unfortunately, Georgia was included in the list of the 10 states with the most commercial vehicle accidents from 2104 through 2016.

While this report revolves around trucker injuries and fatalities, we believe it shows the very real dangers each of us are exposed to when we drive our cars. After all, if a truck driver is injured or killed in an accident with a smaller vehicle, it is safe to assume that the other motorist did not fare very well in the crash.

The report underscores the need for tougher trucker regulation enforcement in our state. We hope our readers use this information to be extra cautious when sharing Georgia roads with large commercial vehicles. For those already injured in a truck accident, please visit our website to identify a legal remedy that can help you get back on your feet physically and financially.

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