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Pilot Program Encourages Younger Drivers to Try Interstate Trucking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is ready to allow young apprentices the opportunity to drive a big rig across state lines through participation in the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot program. What is the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program? The Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program (SDAP) is a federal pilot program designed to assess the safety,…

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FMCSA Turns Down Second UPS Request to Bypass Safety Training Requirements

As the United Parcel Service (UPS) struggles to fill numerous driver training positions across the US, the package delivery company insists that it should be exempted from certain provisions included in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) that went into effect in February 2020. However, the FMCSA is not on board.…

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Trial Date Set in TBI Case Against Jackass Stars Over Failed Stunt

The judge has set a trial date in the civil case brought by air traffic controller Michael Vicéns-Segura against Jackass cast members Stephen Gilchrest Glover (Steve-O) and Chris Pontius. Vicéns-Segura claims the two caused him to sustain a near-fatal head injury in Puerto Rico during a bungled “Jet Ski Tug of War” stunt in 2018.…

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How Do I Know if I Have a Complete Spinal Cord Injury?

Injuries to the spinal cord are typically considered catastrophic injuries, as they can affect the entire body. Spinal cord injuries (SCIs), depending on the location and type, are permanent and can cause full or partial paralysis. In the hours and days following a serious accident, you – or the loved ones of someone who’s suffered…

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Harris Lowry Manton Leads the Way at the GTLA LEAD Alumni Retreat

The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s (GTLA) Leadership Education and Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program held its Alumni Retreat in Atlanta on Friday, September 9th. GTLA LEAD is a selective, highly acclaimed program that identifies and trains young, promising trial lawyers for taking on leadership roles in GTLA and their communities. Five attorneys from Harris Lowry Manton LLP…

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How the Trucker Shortage Makes Georgia Roads More Dangerous

When the pandemic hit in 2020, many truck drivers left the industry due to a lack of products to haul. With traffic now returned to pre-pandemic levels, the trucker shortage that stretches across the country could be making America’s roads more dangerous. About 80 percent of all the products delivered in the US are transported…

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Sakar Recalls Tony Hawk Helmets Due to Head Injury Risk

Last month, Sakar International recalled approximately 12,655 Tony Hawk Silver Metallic Multi-Purpose Helmets, which Consumer Reports had previously rated a “Don’t Buy: Safety Risk.” The bike helmets, sold exclusively by Walmart, were a replacement for another recalled helmet, Sakar’s Dimensions Bluetooth Speaker Helmet, which was also recalled in March 2022. In a July 14, 2022…

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When the Wheels Come Off: Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury in Motorsports

Motorsports are extremely popular in Georgia. The Atlanta and Savannah areas host numerous venues where residents can watch NASCAR racing and other motorsport competitions. Thousands more, including young people and children, directly participate in motorsport competitions, racing cars, karts, motorcycles, and other vehicles. While some might not think of motorsport participants as athletes subject to…

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