From the Atlantic coast of Savannah to the plains west of Atlanta, transport by truck remains the best way to get produce and manufactured goods to communities in Georgia. Semitrucks and other heavy vehicles can also cause more than their share of problems on the road, as the sheer weight and speed of moving trucks can cause serious damage, injury or even death when drivers lose control or are distracted from the road.
Drivers and passengers are not the only people on the road who may be at risk due to careless or reckless driving. Pedestrians and bicyclists are everywhere, especially in built-up areas like suburbs, towns and cities. And they have far fewer protections in the case of a collision.
As you travel to and from your preferred destinations each day, you may encounter a multitude of commercial vehicles while out on Georgia roads. Considering the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers, sharing the road with a semi can be somewhat intimidating, and it might not always be possible to keep your distance.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is more serious than a lot of other bad ideas. The high speeds and careless driving often attributed to drunk people behind the wheel can cause severe damage, serious injury or even death.