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Interstate 75 Accidents Cause Traffic Backups in Monroe County, Georgia


August 29, 2019

MONROE COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at 13maz.com, accidents on Interstate 75 cause major traffic backups.*

One accident involved a tractor-trailer that caused traffic in Monroe County on Interstate 75 South according to the Monroe County Emergency Management Agency.  According to a Facebook post, Interstate 75 South, located close to Rumble Road, had experienced heavy traffic due to the accident.  

The Facebook post further provides that there were multiple accidents on Interstate 75 South.  There was another accident that caused two lanes to be blocked off close to exit 178 on Interstate 75 North as a result of an accident with an Expedition.  One person is reported to have sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash.  There are no further details on the accidents at this time.  They remain under investigation by the local police.  It is not clear whether any other individuals were injured in the crashes.

Individuals in passenger vehicles often sustain serious and sometimes fatal injuries.  The main problem is that that those in passenger vehicles are more vulnerable than truck drivers due to the sheer size and weight of a tractor-trailer. Specifically, trucks often weigh 20 to 30 times as much as passenger vehicles and are taller, which gives them greater ground clearance.   This can result in a smaller vehicle under-riding trucks in accidents.

Truck braking capability is often a factor in causing trucking accidents. Tractor-trailers that are loaded often take 20 to 40% percent farther than passenger vehicles to come to a complete stop.    This amount is even greater when there is inclement weather and slippery roads.  A failure to maintain brakes is also a reason why trucks take longer to stop.  

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Source:https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/accidents-on-i-75-cause-traffic-in-monroe-county/93-30568c79-3844-473a-95d6-0dd433f4e1db

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