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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Personal Injury Attorneys Raise Awareness of Heavy Truck Speeds

Speeding can have disastrous consequences in any vehicle – and that danger is compounded when it’s a heavy truck.  Normally speeding is associated with a shorter reaction time and loss of control.  But an additional concern is that large trucks are often not equipped with tires designed to travel over 75 mph.  Safety experts claim that driving faster than the rate of speed the tire was designed to endure can generate too much heat, damage the rubber and can result in collisions with other vehicles.

 

Yet what safety measures are in place to keep trucks at or below the rate of speed deemed safest for their equipment?   Many stretches of highways around the country – including around Atlanta – have raised speed limits to 75 mph and trucks can routinely exceed the speed at which the tires were designed to perform.  As personal injury attorneys south of Atlanta, we monitor the news and statistics related to trucking accidents in an effort to help educate local motorists on how to best avoid an accident with a heavy truck.  We recently addressed the increase in local speed limits and the high incidents of truck roll overs south of Atlanta.

 

Recently, the biggest trucking group in the nation - The American Trucking Association - urged the government to proceed with a regulation which requires heavy trucks to be equipped with speed-limiting devices. Reportedly, over half of trucking companies have voluntarily installed speed limiting devices, but there is still a significant percentage of truck traffic that does not have speed control safety measures in place. 

 

If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck and need help with your claim, email Marc Avidano at mavidano@smithwelchlaw.com or call 770-957-3937. 

 

Smith, Welch, Webb and White is recognized as a premier law firm throughout the state of Georgia. We have litigated hundreds of automobile collisions and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients and families of those killed in wrongful death accidents. Our team of experts routinely handles a wide range of legal matters, and will provide outstanding service for you, your family or your business.

 

 

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