Distracted driving is a huge issue facing drivers in Georgia these days. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that eight people are killed by distracted driving every day in this country. It seems like common sense to most people to refrain from texting and using social media while driving. But what if an app actually encouraged someone to drive recklessly?
While legislators frequently attempt to place restrictions on truckers and their employers that would make drivers in Georgia safer, the trucking companies and they lobbyists they hire seem to be working to prevent potentially impactful changes from being implemented. So while some positive strides have been in recent years to keep people safer when sharing the road with trucks, there is a lot of room for improvement.