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Steer it and clear it bill will save lives

July 19, 2004

Albany --A traffic safety consultant says Georgia's "Steer it or Clear it" law will ease congestion and prevent injuries. There has been confusion about the law since it originally went on the books in 1992.

 If you are involved in a crash on any roadway with no injuries, and you can steer your car, you are to clear it out of the roadway. Traffic safety consultant Ben Harper said "Crashes on the highway today are causing about half of the injuries out there. The real bad news is the secondary crashes resulting from the rubber necking have more serious consequences."

The Georgia Department of Transportation says motorists who follow the steer it and clear it law will save one point seven billion dollars a year in congestion costs.

posted at 4:40 PM by jimw@walb.com

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