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Fatigued truck driving still a problem despite regulations

Last year, over 3,800 people died as the result of crashes that involved trucks. Just 16 percent of those fatalities were the truck drivers or others inside the trucks. A whopping 69 percent were people in passenger vehicles. Fifteen percent were motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. These last two groups are at a significant disadvantage in a collision with these giant vehicles.

Winter weather brings increasing risk of truck crashes

Even here in the southeast, winter weather can be unpredictable. In fact, a snow or ice storm can be more dangerous in a state like Georgia where drivers aren't used to them than in states where they're a regular part of winter driving. In recent years, weather throughout the country has been more unpredictable than ever.

Dedicated advocacy for the victims of truck crashes

As most people make their way to work, school, the store or other everyday destinations via the highways, they generally aren't too concerned by the many trucks traveling in their immediate vicinity. That's because they trust that those behind the wheels of these mechanical behemoths are both competent and conscientious.

Truck-school bus crash kills 15-year-old, injures multiple others

An accident involving a tractor-trailer and a school bus on Aug. 29 claimed the life of a 15-year-old Valdosta, Georgia, girl. Additionally, 20 of the nearly 30 Lowndes High School students on board, as well as the bus driver, were injured. The crash occurred on Interstate 75 in Valdosta as the students were en route to their school.

Is a lower national speed limit for trucks about to become a reality?

For nearly a decade, road safety advocates -- including Roadsafe America and the American Trucking Associations -- have been working diligently to convince federal agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to introduce a lower national speed limit for the nation's trucking fleet.

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