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Work zones and trucks: Everyone has to be wary

When you're driving around large vehicles, like semitrucks and commercial vehicles, you must do all you can to remain safe. While the drivers of these vehicles are often to blame for accidents, other people driving around them may make errors that put your life in danger, too.

What kinds of things contribute to truck driver fatigue?

Despite regulatory changes aimed at minimizing the number of truck accidents caused by drivers dozing off at the wheel, driver fatigue still contributes to about 40 percent of these crashes. Trucking companies need to do their part to limit the number of hours their drivers are on the road. However, drivers also need to recognize the signs of fatigue and get off the road.

Why did large truck crash fatalities rise last year?

Recently-released numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that fewer Americans lost their lives in vehicle crashes in 2017 than in the previous year. Overall, fatalities dropped by almost 2 percent. Further, according to an NHTSA official, "Preliminary estimates for the first six months of 2018 appear to show that this downward trend continues."

Multivehicle crash kills 4 members of Cobb County family

A Georgia woman and three young children were killed on Sept. 20 in a fiery, multivehicle crash in Texas. The 36-year-old woman, who lived in Marietta, was in the vehicle with her three young children, ages 6, 8 and 10, as well as her husband, mother-in-law and an older daughter. The latter three were hospitalized for their injuries but survived.

What training do operators need to drive combination semitrucks?

It is no longer uncommon to encounter semis carrying two or even three trailers on Georgia roads. Because truck accidents occur far too often, residents often fear semis carrying only one trailer. When they see a truck with two or more trailers attached, that fear skyrockets to the point where it can affect how a motorist drives near these enormous trucks.

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.

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