Speak Out Editorial - 06/26/14

Nothing is more terrifying than going 70 miles an hour down a crowded four lane interstate in the summertime with a vehicle 10 times your size in front of you, behind you and beside you. Talk about white knuckles.

Fortunately the Georgia and South Carolina state patrols recognize this and are addressing the potential for accidents through a multi-state program called operation safe driver.

During Operation Safe Driver the officers swarm I-95 paying close attention to trucks and chronic issues like fatigue and unsafe vehicles.

We applaud the highway patrols efforts especially in light of the fact that Georgia is in the top 10 states in the country in crash rates involving commercial vehicles.

Operation Safe Driver is coming back later in July. Make sure you slow down and are mindful of safe driving practices when sharing the highways with trucks and buses.

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