Traffic Slow on Interstate 20 Following Early Morning Crash in Greene County, Georgia
GREENE COUNTY, GA- Wjbf.com reports that a crash on Interstate 20 has led to delayed traffic in Interstate 20’s westbound lanes on Friday, November 9, 2018. The crash was between one car and one truck.*
Officials stated that the crash was cleared, and the road reopened by a little after 8:40 in the morning.
Some traffic delays are predictable. For instance, rush hour traffic can lead to traffic delays that happen at the same time, predictably, every day. However, traffic jams caused by car accidents can happen at any time and lead to heavy delays. Sometimes drivers are frustrated to learn that traffic is held up as a result of just a minor accident.
Part of the issue is that even small accidents can take up a lane and therefore force cars to drive around the stopped vehicles. In serious crashes, the delays can be far worse because the disabled vehicles, crash debris, emergency vehicles, and investigators can shut down lanes or entire roads.
However, a major cause of traffic delays following a crash is the practice of rubbernecking. Drivers cannot seem to stop themselves from slowing down to turn and look at the scene of an accident. Rubbernecking alone, which can be an issue even in fender bender crashes, can cause as muchas a 50 percent drop in traffic capacity. This type of delay is entirely unnecessary and even occurs in the traffic heading the opposite direction when those vehicles are not impeded by any actual obstruction.
Rubbernecking is not just irritating though; it is actually dangerous. Any time that a driver is looking at a crash on the side of the road, that driver is not looking at the road ahead. This can cause a secondary crash.
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