Is I-75 GA really dangerous?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by iceman32, May 21, 2019.

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    It's not for trucking. Atlanta has one of the worst four wheeler hell there is downtown core. DC and Houston etc are pretty bad sometimes but Atlanta is a whole another bad. Just don\t take your truck through downtown. Go around it. Certain times of day or night is not that hard to bypass it.

    As far as the video all the way to 3:55 is blather. You have the source video of the wreck itself, it's very clear that the driver of the 18 wheeler never slowed for a moment or take any evading at all. Just straight in kerchunk cruise control. So easy. What a mess. Could be anything from sleepy at the wheel to playing on tetris etc.
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  2. dieselpowered

    dieselpowered Medium Load Member

    May 16, 2016
    He was doing something he shouldn't and people paid the price for it. driving, in general, is serious business driving a tractor-trailer is a very serious business. People think its a game but people never take it seriously why there are people dying because of drunk drivers, distracted drivers every year. It is not a game when you have to stand before a judge and a jury.
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  3. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Florida Panhandle
    According to the video it happened at mm 262. That’s north of Atlanta at Marietta. Still a heavily traveled stretch of I75. Once again, a distracted driver.
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  4. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Florida Panhandle
    Washington DC on a Friday afternoon is right up there too.
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  5. RedForeman

    RedForeman Momentum Conservationist

    Jan 30, 2011
    Johns Creek, GA.
    I don't know where you saw that, but it happened past the end of the NB on-ramp at the 216 near McDonough. The video of the crash came from the Ford dealer that backs up to the freeway there.
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  6. im6under

    im6under Heavy Load Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    From los angeles here: part of drivers ed was learning to merge and you actually had to drive the freeway, merge on and off, to get your lic.

    Not sure it is still that way but it was at my school.

    Here in iowa, nope. I had to take my kids out and drill them on proper passing... and how to merge on and off the freeway.

    Little stuff like pick your spot and look before you are at the end of the ramp... use the run-off if needed.

    Never brake before the offramp. Maintain your speed until you clear the road so you dont cause an accordian and get somebody killed a half mile back. ♥️
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  7. WildTiger1990

    WildTiger1990 Medium Load Member

    Apr 21, 2015
    They just need to build a 2rd loop around the city, that way any traffic not going to Atlanta could ez go around, cause now you pretty much stuck with only few option...
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  8. J.S.

    J.S. Medium Load Member

    Jun 27, 2015
    I too believe ATL is bad and aggressive. Not the worse unless your there at the wrong time. Usually outside of this span it’s an accident that’s happened which is what I’ve seen every time I go through there.
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  9. ncmickey

    ncmickey Road Train Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Durham NC
    Completely argee
  10. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Heavy Load Member

    May 19, 2019
    Vancouver, WA
    You feel comfortable after 3? I don't feel remotely comfortable until I skip town...
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