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Chemicals spill on highway after truck crashes

A truck accident in Atlanta, Georgia left Interstate 85/75 at the 10th Street exit closed in both directions as crews came out to clean up the hazardous materials the truck was carrying. Chemicals spilled all over the road after the accident, though the material does not pose a life-threatening risk to people in the area. The truck was carrying benzoyl chloride, and the scene apparently smelled like nail polish remover.

Truck jack-knifes on Interstate 75

Far south of Atlanta is Macon, Georgia, the site of a truck accident that is the subject of today's post. The accident involved a 60-year-old man who was driving a tractor trailer dump truck that jack-knifed on Interstate 75. The wreck caused traffic to become congested, but there were no reports of injuries in our source article. It appears that unfortunate, other than a damaged truck, occurred here.

What causes a truck accident?

Given the immense power of semi-trucks, you would think that truck drivers and trucking companies would be very careful about how their vehicles are operated and maintained. For the most part, this is achieved. But there are still far too many trucks out on the road that causes accidents, hurt innocent people and, in doing so, change the lives of those people.

Concealing medical conditions can be deadly

Operating any motor vehicle takes skill, training and focus, whether you are driving a smaller motorcycle or an enormous commercial truck. If someone is not physically or mentally capable of driving safely and lawfully, that person shouldn’t be driving and is likely going to be unable to secure a driver’s license.

Could new speed limitations make trucks safer?

An interesting idea has been floated by U.S. lawmakers to try to curb the number of truck accidents on American roadways. The idea is to pass a law that would force trucks and trucking companies to install devices on their vehicles that would prevent these large vehicles from traveling faster than a certain speed. The specifics haven't been announced yet for the proposal, but the report says that lawmakers have considered 60, 65 and 68 miles per hour. If approved, truck drivers would be physically unable from making their trucks travel faster than the speed lawmakers decide on.

Will electronic logging devices reduce the risk of truck accidents?

Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are devices that are used to help monitor the amount of time a commercial truck driver spends operating his or her vehicle. These are used in place or in conjunction with traditional paper booking methods.

Inspection blitz aims to put the brakes on unsafe trucks

In many near-accidents, the one thing that stands between motorists and a catastrophic collision is the braking system in their vehicles. Brakes have become more responsive and sophisticated than ever, and as long as they are properly installed and maintained, brakes can save lives.

Why are truck crashes so often catastrophic?

In this blog, we have often discussed the devastation that can be suffered in the aftermath of a serious trucking crash. This devastation isn't just limited to the property that is often destroyed in a collision with a commercial vehicle, it extends to the physical, emotional and financial impact that affects victims.

Proposal: reduce truck crashes by giving trucks their own lanes

Sharing the road with a commercial-sized truck is nothing new. Drivers across Atlanta do this just about every time we get on the highway. For the most part, this occurs without incident. However, these trucks can and do pose a threat to motorists because of their size, weight and the fact that they can be operated by negligent, reckless truckers.

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