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What is Georgia’s Yield Behind the Wheel Initiative?

What is Georgia’s “Yield Behind the Wheel” initiative? Harvest season is upon us, and in Georgia that means an increase in the number of tractors and farm equipment on rural roads. You’ve probably seen a tractor or two already, but what you might not know is that farmers are putting their lives on the line every time they take a tractor onto the road with cars. The relative lack of protection afforded by tractors means that farmers are exposed to a serious risk of injury and even death in car accidents. According to reports, last year, there were nearly 500 vehicle crashes involving farm and construction vehicles. 185 resulted in injuries while 12 led to fatalities. These accidents are completely preventable, one of the factors that makes these injuries and deaths so tragic. Many of these accidents result from the negligence of other drivers. Speeding in particular is a major…
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