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Archive for August, 2015

Truck Driver Fatigue is a Dangerous Problem The trucking accident last year which killed comedian James McNair and critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan has brought safety concerns about the trucking industry to the forefront. In particular, the subject of truck driver fatigue, which can result in serious or fatal collisions, must be looked at closely. In June 2014, a Walmart truck slammed into the limousine van Tracy Morgan and six other passengers were riding in. Reportedly, the truck driver had not slept in at least 28 hours. According to Keith Holloway, a spokesman for the NTSB, fatigue has been seen repeatedly in truck crashes. Holloway says while “it (fatigue) is not the sole cause of truck crashes, it is one of the leading causes…”
5 Most Common Driving DiversionsAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over one thousand people are injured every day in car accidents on U.S. highways. Contributing significantly to that number are distracted drivers. In fact, it is estimated that 10 people die each day in accidents caused by distracted drivers.