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February 2017 Archives

AAA study reveals the habits of millennial drivers

A study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that millennial drivers in Georgia and around the country often act recklessly while behind the wheel. In the late summer of 2016, researchers polled 2,511 drivers of all ages about their driving habits and views, and they discovered that millennials frequently exceed posted speed limits, read or send email or text messages while driving and ignore red lights.

Commercial truck drivers and their health

Commercial truck drivers in Georgia should be aware of the results of a study conducted by the University of Utah School of Medicine. According to the study, it can be difficult for them to remain healthy due the extended periods of time they have to sit and their poor eating and sleeping habits. Also, commercial truck drivers with three or more health conditions have four times the chances of getting into a crash.

New truck driver training rule delayed by Trump

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has officially delayed the start date of a new rule that sets national training standards for truck drivers in Georgia and across the U.S. The move comes in response to a Jan. 20 memorandum by President Trump ordering federal agencies to temporarily freeze all pending rules for 60 days.

What to do after a truck accident?

Taking the right action after a truck accident can make a tremendous difference for the victims involved. Few people, outside of truck drivers, have any experience with truck wrecks when they experience their own. That lack of experience can lead to costly mistakes. Here are a few tips on what to do if you are involved in a crash with a semi-truck. 

Audi recalls multiple vehicles for dangerous defects

Georgia owners of some Audi vehicles can expect to receive recall notices concerning A5 and Q5 models manufactured between 2013 and 2017. Defects have been identified within the 2.0-liter TFSI engines of the A5 coupe, A5 cabriolet and Q5 SUV. Specifically, the cooling pump could overheat and burst into flame if debris clogs the system.


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