Accidents on I-75 Cause Major Traffic Delays at South Marietta Parkway
MARIETTA, GA – May 29, 2018 (eastcobbnews.com). According to an online news report at eastcobbnews.com, before 4:00 p.m. yesterday, Marietta police responded to several accidents on Interstate 75, causing all of the southbound lanes to be blocked for a significant period of time as crews worked to clear the accident scenes.*
One lane headed northbound was also closed in the same vicinity. Police have stated that there were four separate accidents involved five automobiles and an 18-wheeler, which jackknifed due to the accident. There is no further information as to whether there are injuries that resulted from the accidents.
According to the online news report, “the Georgia State Patrol is working the scene with Marietta and Cobb police officers, and the estimated time of clearing all lanes is around 6 p.m. A heavy rain shower passed through Marietta and East Cobb around 3:30 p.m. as most of metro Atlanta and much of north Georgia” was under aflash flood watchuntil 8 a.m. Wednesday.”
The foregoing serves as a stark reminder about driver safety around trucks. Accordingly, the following is an outline of the main causes of trucking accident and how drivers can avoid accidents with large trucks.
Primary Causes of Trucking Accidents
- Poor weather
- Defective parts
- Fatigued driver
- Loads that are not properly secured
- Driver inexperience
- Shifts of loads
- Hazardous road conditions
- Improper truck maintenance
- Recklessness in driving
- Road rage
- Driving while distracted
Safety Tips that You Should Follow to Avoid an Accident with a Truck
- Do not stay in a truck’s no zones, meaning blind spots. Always maintain visibility of the truck’s mirrors.
- Drive at least four to six seconds of space from a truck in poor weather conditions and when on the highway. Also, never tailgate a truck.
- Drive alert when navigating around a truck.
- Never cut a trucker off as the truck takes a longer time to stop than an average car.
- Report unsafe driving to police if you notice a trucker driving recklessly or dangerously.
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