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How can you avoid getting into a truck crash?

Truck accidents have many causes, but some of the most common include distractions, exhaustion and speeding. Drivers may rush to get to their destinations to receive bonuses for delivery times or may skip breaks to meet tight deadlines. When they don't get the rest they need or are in a hurry, drivers are more likely to cause serious collisions.

As someone who uses the highway often, you know that there is a chance that you could be involved in a collision with a truck driver. You do your best to stay out of the way of large vehicles, but other drivers can be unpredictable. What can you do to stay safe? Here are two tips.

Why do you need a DUI defense attorney?

Imagine that you're stopped by the police. You're not really sure of the reason, but they ask you to get out of your vehicle. You comply, but you're quickly tested to see if you're intoxicated.

You don't know what spurred the stop, and you're not sure that the officer had the authority to ask you to get out of your vehicle. You did what you were told because of the officer's position, but it seemed a little unusual.

Driving distractions can be manual, visual or cognitive

Distracted driving is a problem across the United States. It is such a problem, it holds the top spot on the National Transportation Safety Board’s 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements. However, there is some good news in Georgia.

According to an article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, traffic fatalities related to distracted driving have fallen in Georgia between 2017 and 2018. The article suggests the change is probably linked to the state’s distracted driving law which went into effect July 2018, making it illegal for drivers to hold electronic devices while driving.

Georgia has reduced your risk of injury in a crash: Statistics

Car accidents happen daily, but most people still don't believe that they'll happen to them. Sadly, the reality is that most people are involved in a crash at some point in their lives. Some are lucky and suffer no injuries. Others face a lifetime of recovery from acute injuries.

Georgia saw an increase in the number of crashes within the state in 2015 and 2016, but 2017 finally had the improved outcome the authorities were looking for. The biggest area of success was in the number of bicycle fatalities, which reduced by over 50 percent thanks to changes in the law and other factors. The number of motorcycle collisions resulting in fatalities also reduced by over 20 percent.

2 firetrucks involved in crash in same location: Questions raised

When there are multiple accidents in the same area, there has to be a question about what is causing them. For example, Walton County, Georgia, has had several serious collisions occur in nearly the same location. Two involved local fire trucks. A woman living near the crash site said there had been around a half-dozen crashes in the last few months, and the two trucks that were involved in the latest were among the newest victims.

The firefighter involved in the latest crash was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where they were placed in the ICU. Three others were sent home to recover from their injuries.

Know more about drug classification and how it affects you

There are five schedules of drugs that you should understand. A substance's classification can create a major difference in the penalties you face, which is why it's important to be clear on which drugs that are present as evidence in your case.

The five schedules include:

  • Schedule I: Drugs with no medical purpose and a high risk of abuse
  • Schedule II: Drugs with a high risk of abuse and medical use in some restricted situations
  • Schedule III: Drugs with lower chances of abuse but also with accepted medical purposes
  • Schedule IV: Drugs with low chances of abuse and accepted medical uses
  • Schedule V: Drugs with extremely low risks of abuse and well-accepted medical uses.

What are 2 good DUI defenses?

There are a number of reasons why a person might choose to drink and drive. Perhaps they don't think that they've had too much to drive. Maybe there was an emergency. Whatever the situation is or was, the reality is that drinking and driving can result in an arrest and penalties.

While there is a significant risk of going to jail or being penalized with heavy fines, there are good ways to defend yourself against a DUI charge. While not all defenses will result in you being proven innocent, they could help reduce the penalties you face.

FedEx trucks crash, leave debris across highway

When packages need to be delivered, FedEx and other services begin to travel with them in their commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, if they travel too closely together, there is a high risk of a crash.

When a vehicle carrying mail or packages crashes, it's a horrible situation. In Georgia, two FedEx trucks crashed on Interstate 75. Packages spilled across the roadway and to the side of the road.

Driving in bright sunlight: dangers and tips

As fall progresses into winter, the days are getting shorter and shorter. This means that there is a great chance that on your way home from work, you will be met with looking straight into the setting sun. This can be uncomfortable at the least, and blinding at the most.

A published on NCBI shows that there is an increase in risk of crashing when bright sunlight is present. What are the biggest hazards of driving in the bright sun and what can you do to help yourself stay safe when the sun becomes too much?

Drug courts can help people when they need it most

Drug charges are significant enough that people who have convictions may struggle to find work or get their lives back on track. As a result, many who go to jail or who serve sentences find it's difficult to go back to a normal lifestyle. That problem leads to further drug use, crime and penalties.

The good news is that the court system is starting to understand what people deal with as drug users or as those with drug-related convictions. Alternative penalties through the drug courts are of a huge benefit to these individuals.

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