Large truck crashes have increased in Georgia and across the U.S. over the past few years. In 2017, 4,102 people were killed in truck crashes nationwide. This represented a 28 percent spike over 2009. Of the people killed, 17 percent were truck drivers or truck occupants, 68 percent were occupants of passenger vehicles and 14 percent were bicyclists, motorcyclists or pedestrians.
When Georgia residents lose one hour of rest for daylight saving time, drowsiness could seep in. This fatigue could become a major hazard when they get behind the wheel. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety upholds the opinion that everyone should get seven hours of sleep a night. Furthermore, the foundation claims that those who skip one to two hours of rest in a 24-hour period nearly double their chances for a crash.
Sepsis is a word that strikes fear into many. However, the specifics of what it is and how often it occurs are a little murkier. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sepsis is caused by an infection. The infection could be in your lungs, skin, urinary tract or somewhere else. If it is not treated properly, your body reacts in an extreme manner, which is sepsis.