Understanding the top risk factors for preventable large truck crashes

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Various actions on the part of truckers can raise the risk of crashes, including inattention, illegal maneuvers, close following and improper load securing.When large truck crashes occur in Atlanta, the consequences for other drivers are often serious or catastrophic. In 2012, over one-tenth of all traffic deaths reported in Georgia resulted from crashes involving...
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Additional Rules Considered to Reduce Driver Distractions

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The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood continues his battle against distracted driving. The agency has been a leader in researching the effects of driver distraction and looking for ways to limit Atlanta car accidents caused by distractions in vehicles. While regulations are currently in place to crack down on phone calls and...
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Tow Truck Drivers Face Many Occupational Dangers

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), accident data from 2010 indicates that occupational injuries and fatalities of tow truck drivers are twice the national average of other industries.This does not surprise tow truck driver Graham Paine of G.A. Smith Towing, who told The Patriot-News that getting hit by motorists is a...
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Misdiagnosis of Heart Disease Is a Serious Danger for Women

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Heart disease is a serious health risk, and it is especially acute for women. For this reason, it is important that any signs of heart disease be detected early. However, misdiagnoses of heart disease in women do happen, and in order to get the best medical care possible, it is necessary to know the...
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Up on the Roof: a Dangerous Place for Construction Workers

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Recently, a Maryland man died after falling off a roof while trying to secure a safety anchor at the construction site where he worked. Unfortunately, this type of workplace injury is often fatal and happens more often than it should. In Georgia, employers in the construction field can protect workers from the dangers of...
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