Two-Car Accident Bogs Down Traffic in Columbus, Georgia


October 11, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ga. — WTVM.com reported that an accident involving two cars caused major traffic slowdowns on Friday, October 5, 2018. The accident took place on Interstate-185 in the southbound lanes in Columbus, Georgia. The responding officers and other first responders worked diligently to re-open the flow of traffic while conducting an investigation of how the accident happened and assessing whether any of the parties suffered any injuries.*

First responders from the Georgia State Patrol did not release a substantial amount of information regarding the crash on Friday, October 5. Georgia State Patrol officers did say that the cars collided in the area of Macon Road and Airport Thruway exits, near milepostfiveon I-185. The responding troopers did not say if anyone suffered any injuries in the collision. They were able to reopen the road a short time after the crash.

Anytime a crash occurs on a busy road like I-185, traffic will be disrupted, and the disruption could last for some time, even after the damaged vehicles have been towed away, and the police have moved on to respond to other emergencies. 

Traffic flows best when it moves at a pace that is slightly faster than the posted speed limit. The flow of vehicles moves along when drivers leave space between the vehicles in front of them. Space allows for other vehicles to move in and out without hitting the brakes. Once a driver applies the brakes, then every vehicle that follows must brake as well at the same spot. 

Driving too closely and unsafe lane changes are two of the most frequently cited reasons for collisions. Tailgating causes rear-end collisions if the car in front has to stop quickly. Unsafe lanes changes can create a similar problem.

Driving behaviors such as tailgating and unsafe lane changes can cause frustration among motorists and ultimately lead to road rage. That is why it is critical for drivers tostay to the right at all times unless they are passing. Additionally, tailgating is unnecessary and is potentially lethal. Curbing these behaviors will make for safer and less stressful driving.

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