How many of you have seen truck drivers who create dangerous situations on the freeway? It is a common problem on our freeways and highways. Inexperienced or reckless truck drivers believe that they can get away with illegal lane changes without hurting other civilians in regular cars all across the United States. Many truck drivers are driving behind the wheel with a suspended drivers license. That is a dangerous and irresponsible way to approach driving on the roads. A recent investigation by Channel 2 news in the state of Georgia found out that a large amount of truck drivers were fined by the Georgia police department for having a suspended drivers license. Safety laws clearly state that all truck drivers should have a current and valid commercial drivers license to operate a truck on the freeway and streets.
Aaron Diamant, an investigator reporter at Channel 2 was searching through the truck crash reports from the Georgia State Police patrol. A father of his teenage son who was in a recent car cash in Georgia reached out to Diamant. Xander Thiel was in state of shock when the car crash happened. His Dodge Ram pick-up truck was completely totaled in the cash involving a truck driver on Interstate 75 highway in February 2017. Xander's truck slammed into the semi truck in Cobb County, Georgia. According to the reports by the Georgia State Police, the truck made an illegal lane change in front of Xander's Dodge Ram truck. It caused a dangerous swerving of both cars on the highway. It caused a huge crash that involved both vehicles. Xander Thiel was in extreme pain after the accident. He will have to go to rehabilitation in order to heal up. The Georgia police gave the truck driver who caused the accident a citation for driving with a suspended commercial license. Xander and his mom are frustrated that the truck driver was driving on the road with a suspended license.
This car accident should have not happened. There is a recent record from the Georgia State police patrol. Between 2013-2016, there were 2,486 citations given to truck drivers on the highways and streets for driving with a suspended commercial driver's license. Truck drivers should realize that being caught with a suspended commercial driver's license will cause them to be fully responsible for the accident and they will lose their job as well.
There was a terrible accident that happened in 2014. Two sisters were killed in the accident at Toombs County. The truck illegal crossed the center line and ran straight into the sister's front side of their car. The truck driver had a suspended commercial driver's license along with smoking pot and having cocaine in their system. The cops arrested him. He is in prison for 30 years. A report recently showed that over the past three years, 70% of suspended commercial driver licenses was issued in the state of Georgia. Federal regulations now requires that all truck drivers commercial driver's license and their medical cards should have the same issue and expiration dates. Check out Drive Armellini today!