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How Dangerous Were Central Georgia Roads during Thanksgiving 2016?

We hope all of our readers had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday! As we head deeper into the holiday season, we thought we would revisit some statistics regarding last year’s holiday season as a small reminder to continue practicing safe driving behaviors. In 2016, 20 people died on Georgia roads during the Thanksgiving holiday. More than half of them were not wearing seat belts. That number increased 43 percent from the previous year. One of the common causes of holiday car accidents in Georgia is distracted driving. Texting and driving in particular is one of the most dangerous actions you can do on the road. This is because texting and driving fits all three major categories of distraction: visual, manual and cognitive. Why is it that Thanksgiving, of all holidays, is one of the most dangerous times to be on the road? One part of it has to due with traffic…
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Driver in Deadly Big Rig Crash Arrested in Georgia

A horrific truck accident in Palm Springs, California left 13 people dead and 31 injured in 2016. The truck driver fled the state, but was recently arrested in Georgia. According to a multi-agency fugitive task force, 51-year-old Bruce Guilford was arrested and charged with 13 counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, 12 counts of felony reckless driving causing injury and 17 misdemeanor counts of reckless driving causing injury. The agency says that Guilford fell asleep at the wheel of his truck while stopped in a construction-related traffic brake. When his lane was reopened, Guilford kept his brakes engaged and did not move. A motor coach then crashed into the back of the big-rig, killing 13 and injuring 31 passengers. Later, California Highway Patrol revealed that Guilford frequently violated hours-of-service rules by driving more hours than he was allowed and falsifying his travel logs. Prior to the truck crash, he…
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What Are the Leading Causes of Truck Accidents?

On October 18, a multi-vehicle accident in Twiggs County led to the death of a truck driver. Two-tractor trailers and a car were involved in the crash, which ripped the cabin completely off one truck and killed its driver. Two other victims were hospitalized with non-fatal injuries. On October 15, an accident on Interstate 85 killed a woman and her infant. The accident happened when a semi-truck slid off the curve on an on-ramp. The driver failed to negotiate the curve, lost control and crashed into another vehicle. Common Causes of Truck Accidents While truck drivers do sometimes cause accidents, it is often passenger vehicles and other nearby vehicles that cause truck accidents. Most commonly, drivers fail to respect the semi-truck’s performance capabilities, such as the long distances required for a truck to brake or the blind spots that truck driver’s deal with. Drivers might commit dangerous acts like driving…
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