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Steps to Take After Spotting an Aggressive Truck Driver on an Atlanta Road


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8/18/2011
Dover Law Firm
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Unfortunately, Atlanta truck accidents happen. Sometimes they occur due to a malfunctioning part, defective tire, brake failure, or even improper cargo loading. However, the majority of truck accidents occur due to the fault of the truck driver, including drowsy driving, drunk driving, distracted driving, and aggressive driving.

Sadly, these Atlanta truck crashes could have been avoided if the truck driver was paying more attention to the road and not driving aggressively.

If you spot an aggressive truck driver sharing the road with you, you should take the following steps:

  • Don't follow too closely or drive next to the truck - Although you may be in a hurry to get where you are going, you should drop back and stay a good distance behind the truck.
  • Stay calm and alert - You should constantly be watching the truck and the road in order to avoid a collision with the truck. 
  • Call 911 to report the bad driver - If you can safely call the police, do so. Provide them with your location and a description of the truck. Only provide them with the truck's license plate number if you can do so safely.
  • Call the phone number located on the back of the truck - Most commercial trucks have a phone number posted on the rear of the truck. Call that phone number and report the type of driving you are witnessing.

By taking these steps, you may avoid an Atlanta truck accident and also save someone else's life.

If you have been injured in an Atlanta accident due to another's negligence, please call The Dover Law Firm at 1.770.518.1133 today. Our skilled Atlanta car accident lawyers will evaluate your case, answer your questions, and inform you of your rights in a free legal consultation.



Category: Auto/Truck Wreck


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