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.