A tractor trailer driver was recently charged with violating Georgia’s Move Over Law and Driving Too Fast for Conditions after slamming into the back of a police officer’s car.
The officer was directing traffic at the scene of a wreck on Interstate-85 when he saw the semi-truck headed straight for him.
So, what is Georgia’s Move Over Law?
Under the law, drivers MUST move over for emergency vehicles on the side of the road.
So, if you see an emergency vehicle stopped – please keep yourself and other motorists safe by moving over.
Now, the tractor trailer driver was also cited with speeding.
Did you know that 22% of fatal crashes involving a tractor trailer were caused by speeding?
I would want to take a look at that truck driver’s log.
This log reflects when the driver started his day and records all the stops he made along the way.
We can often use these logs to demonstrate that the driver was speeding between his last stop and where the wreck occurred.
Truck drivers are only required to keep these logs for six months – UNLESS an attorney secures them.
So it is critical to get an attorney experienced in these cases involved as soon as possible to protect your rights.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a truck driver’s negligence, please get legal representation for your claim right away.
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