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Truck Accidents

Is It Illegal to Ride in the Back of a Truck in Georgia?

Riding in the back of a pickup truck is something that many people do not think twice about. After all, this type of behavior is seen on TV shows, in movies, and in music videos with regularity. However, many people may not understand that there are laws in Georgia that regulate this type of behavior. Just because riding in the back of a truck is fun and convenient, that does not mean it is safe. Riding in the back of a pickup truck can lead to serious injuries. Here, we want to discuss what Georgia law says about this and… read more

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What is a Truck’s No-Zone?

When you are driving, you should do everything you can to stay safe. This includes understanding that large trucks have large blind spots. These are called “no-zones” that should be avoided if at all possible. Driving around larger trucks on the roadways can be intimidating. Crashes involving these large vehicles can lead to serious injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a fully loaded eighteen-wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When considering that the average passenger vehicle weighs just 4,000 pounds, we can see why understanding no-zones is important. Where are a truck’s blind spots?… read more

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Oversized Load Accidents

Most people have driven down the road and been forced to slow down or wait for a semi-truck carrying an oversized load to go by. These trucks and loads are typically accompanied by escort vehicles. In reality, oversized load vehicles can be very dangerous for both the truck driver and everyone else on the roadway. Understanding oversized load in Georgia is a step towards staying safe on the roadways. What is considered an oversized load? Georgia law tries to balance the interests of public safety with the interests of individuals, companies, and government entities that need to transport large loads… read more

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Understanding Truck Blind Spots for Road Safety

Driving presents many risks those behind the wheel need to manage, one of them being blind spots, or the area of a car that can be difficult to see using mirrors. Being aware of blind spots is critical when driving near trucks, which have more and larger blind spots than the average car. This can result in some very nasty trucking accidents. Here’s more you need to know about blind spots for trucks and what liability truck drivers can face in the event of an accident. How Many Blind Spots are on a Truck? Owing to their size, trucks have… read more

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Sleep apnea rule officially withdrawn

Sleep apnea rule officially withdrawn – Truck accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Factors in large truck accidents

Factors in large truck accidents – Truck accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Training rules to go into effect for new truck drivers

Training rules to go into effect for new truck drivers – Truck accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Supreme Court declines to hear sleep apnea testing case

Supreme Court declines to hear sleep apnea testing case – Truck accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Side underride guards could make large trucks safer

Side underride guards could make large trucks safer – Truck accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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FMCSA considers regulatory updates for autonomous vehicles

FMCSA considers regulatory updates for autonomous vehicles – Truck accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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