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Retirement Anxiety and Depression

by Capt. Andy Carrier, DPS Safety and Wellness Officer   To many, the words “anxiety and depression” do not belong in the same sentence as the word “retirement”.  The general consensus would be that retiring after a long career in... Continue Reading →

“The Advancement of School Bus Safety”

Parents want their kids to have a safe ride on the school bus.  In order to keep passengers safe, school buses must receive a detailed inspection by a professional who can identify hazardous mechanical issues.  Officers with the Motor Carrier... Continue Reading →

“A Radioactive Regulation”

Have you ever been on the interstate and wondered what type of material the commercial motor vehicle next to you is transporting?  What if I told you there are specialized CMVs transporting radioactive waste across the state of Georgia?  Some... Continue Reading →

“A First Hand Motor Carrier Experience”

As a Georgia resident, I have experienced the heavy traffic flow from commercial motor vehicle (CMV) accidents on major interstates such as I-285.  It seems like every day, I am hearing news reports on crashes involving CMVs due to distracted... Continue Reading →

Relieve your Holiday Travel Stress to Maintain your Holiday Cheer.

According to AAA, the record-breaking 112.5 million travelers taking to the nation’s runways, roads and rails for the year-end holidays represents a 4.4 percent increase over last year and the most since AAA has been tracking holiday travel. The year-end... Continue Reading →

Child Passenger Safety Week 2018: Don’t Think You Know—Know You Know. Ensure Your Child is Always Buckled Up and in The Right Seat.

The most important task of a parent or caregiver is to keep their children safe. Part of that responsibility is ensuring children are safely buckled up in the correct and properly installed car seats for their ages and sizes, whether... Continue Reading →

30 Days of the Hands-Free Georgia Act

On July 1, the Hands-Free Georgia Act became law. This new law means that motorists can no longer have a cell phone in their hand or have it touch any part of their body while talking and driving a vehicle.... Continue Reading →

Back to School Means Sharing the Road

NOTE: The following article was written by the National Safety Council. School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying... Continue Reading →

Consumer Reports Provides Guidelines for Planning the Ultimate Summer Road Trip

Summertime is one of the best and busiest times for road trips! If you are planning on hitting the road this summer, experts at Consumer Reports (CR) break down everything you need to know for planning a safe, but memorable road... Continue Reading →

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