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Exhaustion or fatigue can factor into commercial truck accidents

If you're like most people, you probably feel a bit nervous when you are driving directly next to, in front of or behind a massive commercial truck. There's good reason for that apprehension. Fatal semitruck and eighteen wheeler crashes have been on the rise in recent years, as have accidents with serious injuries. It only takes a second for a commercial truck to jackknife, blocking all traffic. If the vehicle doesn't have adequate underride guards, your vehicle could end up underneath the bigger vehicle. The result can be catastrophic.

Tips to keep a new driver safe

You have spent the last 16 years keeping your son from falling down, getting lost, and making wrong choices. Now, looming on the horizon, is the threat of his Virginia driver's license. You will have to watch as he gets behind the wheel and drives away without you for the first time. It will not be easy and you are not looking forward to it, but you know sooner or later, the day will arrive.