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January 2019 Archives

Study shows changes in driver cellphone behavior

A new study based on Virginia drivers indicates that people are not talking on cellphones while behind the wheel as much as in the past. However, motorists may be using phones for other reasons, like texting, more than before. Experts say this is not good news because research has shown that operating a phone while driving dramatically increases the risk of accident and death.

Tips for averting drowsiness on the road

There are times when a driver feels like they have to take to the Virginia roads even though they are tired. In such cases, they would do well to consider the following tips. Lack of sleep is behind all drowsiness. The CDC recommends at least seven hours of sleep a night, and those who feel drowsy even after achieving this minimum may have a condition like obstructive sleep apnea.

Safety tips for driving around large trucks

Staying safe around large trucks is essential. Virginia residents should know that in 2016, there were 3,986 large truck crash fatalities and that 66 percent of these were occupants of passenger vehicles. One expert from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance says that 70 percent of all collisions between trucks and cars are caused by the latter.

What to know about common workplace accidents

Workers in Virginia and throughout the country could be hurt in workplace accidents. Slips, trips and falls are the most common reason why individuals get hurt on the job. In many cases, individuals slip on wet or oily floors or trip because they couldn't clearly see an obstacle in front of them. This type of accident tends to result in broken bones, back injuries and pulled muscles.

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