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May 2017 Archives

Fatal Georgia crash leaves 1 dead

A fatal crash between an SUV and a tractor-trailer near Brunswick left one person dead in the early hours of May 15. The incident, which took place at about 6:30 a.m., happened on Interstate 95, after the tractor-trailer went across the barrier from the southbound lanes and crashed into the SUV.

Side underride guards could make large trucks safer

Georgia motorists and their passengers might be safer if large trucks have both side and rear underride guards, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Rules for rear underride guards have been moving through the federal regulatory process. Earlier in 2017, the organization conducted two 35-mph crash tests to test the safety benefits of side underride guards.

FMCSA considers regulatory updates for autonomous vehicles

Proponents of autonomous vehicle systems say that the technology could greatly reduce the number of deadly truck accidents in Georgia and around the country, but they claim that outdated regulations are deterring investors and hindering its development. Regulators from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration heard these arguments and others on April 24 during a listening session organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Fulton County accident claims the lives of 4 teens

Authorities in Georgia have reported that four teenagers were killed and a fifth was left severely injured when an SUV was struck by a semi-tractor trailer in Fulton County on the afternoon of April 24. Police reports indicate that the SUV ran a red light immediately prior to the collision, which took place at the intersection of Butner and Ridge Roads and Campbellton-Fairburn Road in Fairburn at approximately 1:17 p.m.

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