Most truck drivers spend many consecutive hours on the road, which often means they don't get as much rest as they should. Even though truckers are used to this, drowsy driving is a dangerous behavior that greatly increases the risk of an accident.
As you travel on the many highways throughout the state of Georgia, there's no way of avoiding commercial trucks. These vehicles are everywhere, so it's imperative that you understand how to safely share the road.
Any truck driver, even someone with many years of experience, can make a mistake that causes an accident. However, those who are new to the road are more likely to make an easily avoidable mistake.
When driving, it's easy to believe you'll remain alert and on your toes at all times. However, just because you're behind the wheel doesn't mean you can't become tired.
Driving on the highway is different from driving in the city for a variety of reasons. In addition to the speed at which you're moving, you're also more likely to find yourself in proximity to larger vehicles.
When you get in your car to go to work, school, the doctor or to run errands, you will likely come across dozens of commercial trucks. You might be behind one on a two-lane road, next to one on highway or be followed by one on a one-way road. No matter the circumstances, you need to follow the safety tips described today for driving near a commercial truck.
A crash that involved multiple tractor-trailers and a single passenger car occurred along Interstate 285 in south Fulton County around noon on June 19. While all of the truckers made out with non-life threatening injuries, the driver of the pasenger car was not as fortunate. She lost her life.
It is not surprising to have so many public service announcements and media reports imploring safety on Georgia’s highways this weekend. After all, people will be travelling in earnest this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day. Most see it as the first summer holiday, and AAA expects nearly 40 million people across the United States to travel, with a majority doing so by car.
As a driver, you know just how important it is to remain alert at all times. You also realize that drowsy driving is risky, as it increases the likelihood of an accident.
When driving in close proximity to large commercial vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, it's hard not to think about being involved in an accident.