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Semi-Truck Crash Causes Delays in Macon, Georgia


March 24, 2020

MACON, GA- According to 13wmaz.com writes that a large truck crash caused severe delays on Interstate 75S and the exit to Interstate 16. All lanes were reportedly backed up due to the wreck. Drivers were detoured away from the area.*

Reports have suggested that Interstate 75 is a particularly dangerous roadway. Data indicates that the interstate is more hazardous than any other road in the state. During the summer months alone, Interstate 75 has an average of 111 fatalities. The next deadliest roads in the state are Interstate 20, where 55 deaths occur in the summer, and Interstate 10, in which 35 deaths are reported for summer months. The report did not indicate the number of deaths annually, but only those for the summer. 

Interstate 95 also has a high number of annual deaths, but the fatalities are spread through eight states. 

The reason that these roads tend to be more prone to fatal crashes is that they have higher speed limits. Speed plays a major role in whether a crash results in fatalities. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) writes that when a driver travels at a speed of 70 miles per hour rather than at 65 miles per hour, the motorist will save at most about six and a half minutes over the course of a 100 miles of driving. 

Researchers from the IIHS write that every time that the speed limit is increased by just five miles an hour, the risk of death goes up by eight and a half percent. 

Consumer Reports writes that statistics indicate that higher speed limits increase the risk of fatal crashes and that the benefits gained by improving vehicle technology are lessened by increasing speed limits.

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Sources:

https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/i-16i-75-interchange-backed-up-after-semi-truck-accident/93-c253d3b2-4bc8-4b2b-b608-3637cde4b3b2

https://www.11alive.com/article/traffic/this-is-georgias-deadliest-interstate-according-to-data/85-49054fbb-62fb-4770-9c56-38460348af3b

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/higher-speed-limits-led-to-36760-more-deaths-study-shows/

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