Is Aggressive Truck Driving a Problem in Georgia?The federal government and the state of Georgia believe that aggressive truck driving is a problem in Georgia. Georgia is one of a dozen states that currently participates in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) program.* The goal of the TACT program is to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths caused by commercial motor vehicles.
What is Aggressive Driving?
Aggressive driving is generally defined as a combination of two or more of the following behaviors:
• Unsafe lane changes
• Failing to signal lane changes
• Tailgating (or following another vehicle too closely)
• Failing to yield the right of way
What is Being Done to Combat Aggressive Driving
On the national and state levels, public awareness campaigns are being organized to prevent aggressive driving. This includes increased law enforcement activities and ticketing of aggressive drivers. However, not all instances of aggressive driving will be able to be prevented by the government. Unfortunately, Georgia truck accidents are often caused by aggressive or unsafe truck drivers.
What You Can do if You are Hurt by an Aggressive Truck Driver in Georgia
If you have been hurt or if you have lost a loved one in a Georgia truck wreck, then it is important to contact an Atlanta truck crash lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. A lawyer can help you with your potential recovery.
For more information about how to protect your rights to recovery after an Atlanta 18-wheeler accident, or any other type of Georgia crash, we encourage you to read our free e-book Four Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim and to contact our experienced Atlanta truck accident injury lawyers at 1.770.518.1133 or via our online contact form so that we can help you after a serious truck accident.
*Source: U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration TACT Program