Autonomous Driving: When Truck Tailgating is a Good Thing

July 24, 2017

Autonomous Driving: When Truck Tailgating is a Good Thing By: Doreen Lundrigan Autonomous driving vehicles have been in the news more recently. As such, our future is looking much more ‘Jetsons’-like. While smart car technology is being implemented and placed in new cars, full automation is still many years away. What is much more current…

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Tractor trailer collision deaths increase while restrictions for big rigs decrease

February 3, 2016

Tractor trailer collision deaths increase while restrictions for big rigs decrease Tractor trailer collision deaths have increased 17 percent since 2009 and injuries have increased by 28 percent.  Unfortunately, instead of enforcing regulations to prevent these accidents, Congress has pushed for looser restrictions on the trucking industry. Just this past year, there were over ten…

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5 Nursing Students Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash

April 28, 2015

5 Nursing Students Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash Five nursing students from Georgia Southern University were tragically killed in a tractor trailer crash on their way to a Savannah Hospital last Wednesday. The girls had left early in the morning for their final clinical of the school year at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital. All of the…

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Safety Tips While Sharing the Road with Large Trucks and Buses

September 9, 2014

How to avoid tractor trailer and bus accidents Many people think that large vehicles such as tractor trailers and buses are usually at fault for accidents and injuries, but The Center for Advanced Public Safety found that passenger vehicles were the cause of fatal crashes 78 percent of the time. Even though passenger vehicles should…

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Deadly Tractor-Trailer Accident Shuts Down I-75 North

November 14, 2013

Deadly Tractor-Trailer Accident Shuts Down I-75 North There were at least seven vehicles and one tractor trailer involved in a car accident on I-75 North Thursday, November 14, 2013. The wreck caused the wrongful death of at least one person and caused serious injuries to two others. The accident caused all northbound lanes of I-75 to be blocked north of Wade…

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Freak Motorcycle Accident Kills Paulding Funeral Director

June 3, 2013

Paulding County funeral director, Jeff Eberhart, 58 was killed in a “freak accident” on 1-75 in Bartow County. Eberhart was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on his way to Tennessee to go camping and was pulling a small trailer behind the Harley. A tractor-trailer passed him as he was riding in the right hand lane, when the wind…

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Georgia driver looses fight for life after horrific truck accident

October 2, 2012

One of the common reasons for a truck accident is that often truckers forget that the size of their vehicle limits the speed of which they can turn. Truckers can sometimes underestimate speed and distance, which subsequently can lead to hold-ups in traffic or, more tragically, a truck accident. Unfortunately for one Georgia driver, who was…

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An Atlanta woman was struck by a tractor-trailer Wednesday night

January 4, 2012

Lois John, 77, also known as “Granny,” is on life support at Grady Memorial Hospital after she was struck by a tractor-trailer last night. Ms. Johnson was crossing Virginia Avenue near Harrison Road in Atlanta when the tractor-trailer attempted a left turn, striking her with its left bumper and running her over. The tractor-trailer driver, who stated…

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Under-ride guards on tractor trailers still failing-death likely

April 14, 2011

In 2009, approximately 3,163 people were killed as a result of a crash with a tractor trailer. At leaset 97 of those deaths were reported in Georgia. Many of these accidents were caused by a passenger car rear ending the tractor trailer and becoming imbedded under the truck body. These types of accidents are referred to…

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