Could Semi-Only Lanes Make for Faster, Safer Highways?
If you commute via interstate highway, you’re sharing the road vehicles of all sizes and speeds—including 18-wheelers. How would your commute change if those semi trucks had a lane all to themselves? Officials are taking a closer look at that possibility as we speak.
Georgia transportation officials are studying how to add semi-only lanes for truck traffic on Interstate 75 between Macon and Atlanta's southern suburbs.
The truck-only lanes are among nearly a dozen major transportation initiatives Gov. Nathan Deal announced earlier this year.
According to Georgia DOT Planning Director Jay Roberts, the goals of these new lanes would be to reduce congestion and improve safety by separating the big rigs from cars and motorcycles.
What’s your take? Would you rather cruise in a truck-free lane? Or do you think we’re better off with lanes open to all vehicles?
(You know, trucks or no trucks, those lanes could get a lot less crowded if more of us shared the ride to and from work. Learn how you can get paid to make the switch from driving alone!)