Truck Safety FAQ: 5 Ways to Avoid a Georgia Truck Accident

Georgia truck accidents are often caused by negligence. Drivers may not adhere to speed limits, may fail to take mandated rest breaks, or may use illegal substances. These are only a few examples of the type of wrongful behavior that can lead to an accident.

Persons who suffer injury due to the negligent, careless, or reckless actions of a truck driver have a right to seek fair compensation for their injuries. The Atlanta truck accident attorneys of Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. can help you in your fight against large truck companies and their insurers. We know how to fight for your rights.

Below, our lawyers offer five ways that a truck driver can avoid accidents:

Get enough rest
Stay focused
Obey speed limits and rules of the road
Adhere to maintenance schedules
Avoid overloading or improper loading

Get enough rest.

Commercial truck drivers are mandated to take rest breaks for good reason. Failure to rest can result in driving drowsy, which can lead to a serious trucking accident. Drivers often skip rest breaks to make deadlines and this can have disastrous consequences.

Stay focused.

Many trucking accidents occur due to driver distraction. It is important to be alert and keep focused on the road. Do not change radio stations, text while driving, or fail to be aware of your surroundings.

Obey speed limits and rules of the road

Speeding is illegal. Slowing a truck takes more time than slowing a smaller vehicle. When a truck driver speeds, it takes even longer to brake. And when speeding, it is easy to lose control of a vehicle with disastrous consequences.

Adhere to maintenance schedules.

Trucks undergo significant strain while on the road. It is important to check tires and brakes on a regular basis to ensure that they are working properly.

Avoid overloading or improper loading.

Tires can blow out due to overloading a truck. Improper loading can cause weight to shift and result in a rollover.

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