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Injured Clayton County Firefighters Involved in Wreck Save Girl’s Life

A fire truck and another vehicle collided this May on a Clayton County road when an 18-year-old woman ran a red light and hit the side of the truck. The crash resulted in multiple injuries, with the most serious being a six-year-old girl in cardiac arrest. The child was airlifted to a medical facility but […]

Head-On Crash Causes Serious Injuries on Georgia Roadway

Four people were seriously hurt this April after a head-on crash in Brunswick, when a woman allegedly crossed over into opposing traffic on County Road 17 near Needwood Road and hit a car carrying three occupants. According to witnesses, the cars were traveling in opposite directions, and the woman who caused the crash is alleged […]

Woman Hurt in Rear-End Accident Involving a Box Truck

A wreck between a Toyota Scion automobile and a commercial box truck in LaFayette resulted in serious injuries to the driver of the car. The 26-year-old woman was driving on U.S. Highway 27 near the LaFayette Walmart when a Times Journal Inc. truck in front of her stopped for a red light. The woman driving […]

What Extra Safety Rules Must Georgia Truck Drivers Follow?

Tractor-trailers, also called semi-trucks or big-rigs, are massive vehicles weighing up to 40 tons, capable of transporting large amounts of cargo. Because of their size, their shape, and their ability to carry hazardous materials, 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks are more highly regulated than other vehicles. Accordingly, truck drivers have a variety of responsibilities […]

Autonomous Trucks Have the Potential to Save Lives on Georgia’s Roads

When most people think of self-driving vehicles, their mind turns to Google’s small fleet of autonomous cars that are mostly confined to the roadways of California. While the technology is still costly, the truth is that self-driving vehicles are already considered safer than the human drivers who cause more than 30,000 deaths on American roadways […]

Will Electronic Hour-Logging Devices Make Trucks Safer?

Will Electronic Hour-Logging Devices Make Trucks Safer? Since the 1930s, when federal regulations were put into place to reduce accidents by limiting the time truckers spend on the road, truck drivers have been required to track their hours and miles driven in log books. For most of this time, truckers logged their hours in conventional […]

Trucker Shortage Adds Danger to the Roads

Here in Georgia, as well as nationwide, trucking companies are struggling to hire enough drivers to haul cargo. The extent of the trucker shortage is unknown, but estimates range from a deficiency of 48,000 to 100,000 drivers. This problem is only expected to grow as global shipping increases, ports expand throughout the country, and older […]

Georgia Actress Killed in Roadway Accident

Actress Thadea Williams’ promising career was tragically cut short on February 28 when she was killed in a late-night traffic accident in Savannah. The 30-year-old Stone Mountain resident, who appeared in such films as The Hunger Games, Fast and Furious 7, and The Single Moms Club, was a passenger sitting in the front seat of […]

Georgia Actress Killed in Roadway Accident

Actress Thadea Williams’ promising career was tragically cut short on February 28 when she was killed in a late-night traffic accident in Savannah. The 30-year-old Stone Mountain resident, who appeared in such films as The Hunger Games, Fast and Furious 7, and The Single Moms Club, was a passenger sitting in the front seat of […]

Georgia Lawmakers Attempt to Repeal State’s Helmet Law

Some Georgia legislators recently attempted to repeal the state law requiring adults to wear helmets while operating motorcycles, mopeds and three-wheel vehicles. House Bill 797, sponsored by Rep. Tom Kirby (R, Loganville) would have given adults 18 or older the choice of whether to wear a helmet; minors (those under 18) would still be required […]