Truck Accidents

Heavier Trucks Could Soon be Coming to Georgia

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 17, 2023

Trucks with a heavier weight limit could soon be coming to Georgia after a bill that allows an increase on weight limits on trucks was recently passed by a state committee. Trucking  safety experts have been warning about the  dangers involved in permitting heavier trucks on Georgia highways. Such trucks take more time to stop […]

Many Drivers Remain Ignorant of Basic Road Safety, Rules, and Signs

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 17, 2022

A new study finds that while many motorists have a high opinion of their driving skills, the reality may be quite different.  The  study finds that many drivers remain unaware of basic safety rules, including road signs, and have a much more elevated opinion of their own driving skills than the reality, thereby increasing their […]

Delay in Passing Traffic Safety Rules Endangers Motorists

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 1, 2021

At least half a dozen traffic safety rules that directly impact motorist safety continue to remain backlogged, while motorists remain at risk of injuries. According to a report, a number of traffic safety laws, including those that would require back seat passengers to wear seat belts and trucks to come with speed limiters, continue to […]

Will it be Third Time Lucky for Truck Accident Prevention Bill?

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 1, 2021

A bill that would require underride guards for all commercial trucks and tractor trailers has been introduced for the third time in Congress.  Trucking safety advocates have long supported the bill that would help prevent the kind of devastating accidents that result in smaller vehicles ending up under 18-wheelers. Senators Marco Rubio and Kirsten Gillibrand […]

New Proposed Trucking Laws Could Have Devastating Impacts on Your Safety.

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | August 1, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking to relax current federal regulations that govern the amount of time commercial truck drivers can be on the road without taking a rest break.  This could lead to an increase of fatigued truck drivers on the nation’s highways which, in turn, could result in more deadly trucking accidents. […]

Super-Size Trailers – Bigger is not Better, Just More Dangerous

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 28, 2019

The North Georgia area, including metro Atlanta, has no shortage of highways running through its landscape.  And whenever there are highways, there are usually multiple tractor trailers travelling on them at any given time.  Most of us, while driving a motor vehicle, have had to share the roads with a massive tractor trailer, which can […]

Truck Drivers and the Risks of Diabetes

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 22, 2018

Truck drivers have a significantly higher risk of developing diabetes.  This can make operating such a massive vehicle even more dangerous for not only the driver, but for other drivers on the road as well.   In Georgia and the Atlanta area, where the interstates are usually packed with tractor-trailers, truck drivers driving with unmanaged diabetes […]

Focus on Electronic Logging, Stability Control to Reduce Truck Accidents

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | April 27, 2017

More truck accidents can be prevented every year if tractor trailers come with sophisticated technologies, including roll stability control, electronic stability control, and electronic logging devices. That’s because truck driver fatigue and truck defects contribute to many truck accidents each year. Researchers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently partnered with other experts to […]

Lifestyle-Related Medical Conditions Expose Truckers to Accident Risks

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 20, 2017

Medical conditions, such as cardiac disease, increase the risk of truckers suffering an emergency at the wheel, and raise their risks of being involved in an accident. That information comes from a new study, which focused on more than 49,000 commercial truck drivers. The researchers found that 34% of truck drivers suffered from at least […]

Safety Groups Call for Real-world-driving Requirement for New Truckers

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 3, 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released new rules for truck driver training that do not call for a minimum number of real-world driving hours. Now, a coalition of highway safety advocates is calling on the agency to require such minimum real-world driving experience. The coalition, which includes the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, […]