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February 2019 Archives

What truckers can do to reduce the number of accidents

People in Virginia might be surprised to learn that over the past three years, the number of large-truck-occupant fatalities has been increasing steadily according to the Chief Safety Officer of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety. He also points out that there has been a steady rise in both the percentage of fatal work zone crashes involving one large truck at the least and the rate of all fatal crashes involving one large truck over the same period.

Car accident injuries: Beware of these

When you get behind the wheel of your car, your safety and well-being should be your top priority. While this is no guarantee of preventing an accident, focusing 100 percent on driving -- and not engaging almost on "autopilot" in any of the plethora of distractions common to modern drivers -- gives you the best possible chance of reaching your destination without incident.

NTSB makes 219-2020 recommendations

Every year, the National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, releases its Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. This year, the list contains 10 different items with the majority relating to truckers and the transportation industry. If implemented, these safety improvements could make a major impact on Virginia roadways.

Speed limiting technology could save money and lives

Between 2009 and 2017, 35,882 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks, according to Road Safe America. One of the group's founders said that deaths could be prevented in Virginia and throughout the country via the use of speed limiting and automatic braking tools. States that have the highest number of fatalities between 2009 and 2016 also tend to have higher speed limits on their highways.

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