Georgia officials attempt to reduce accidents by putting in semi-only lanes

In order to improve safety and reduce traffic on Georgia freeways, Governor Nathan Deal is teaming with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to allocate lanes dedicated to semi-truck drivers as Savannah undergoes a traffic and population increase.

Aside from possibly improving safety, the proposal of providing separate lanes for semi-trucks may help lessen traffic congestion, Jay Roberts of the GDOT stated. GDOT officials are planning to install a barrier in the northbound lane of Interstate 475, at least as far as Georgia 155, to separate the huge trucks from private vehicles. Truck safety is always a concern in Georgia, especially after two truck accidents last year resulted in 10 fatalities on Interstate 16. Separating semi-trucks from the general motorists through barrier protected roads will result in safer roads and traffic congestion relief.

Many families are left devastated after being involved in semi-truck accidents. Working with a qualified lawyer after a truck accident is important, especially if your injuries are caused by negligent parties. Find out how a Georgia lawyer at Ausband & Dumont may be able to help you by calling (404) 812-0051.

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