When truck drivers get too tired, they tend to get into more accidents than if they are properly rested. That's why for many years, federal safety regulators have tried to tighten the rules on allowable hours of service. The goal, quite simply, is to prevent a truck accident from occurring because of driver fatigue.
Traffic safety experts have made the point for years that speed is one of the most common ingredients in serious car accidents that leave people injured.
The problem of how to effectively deal with dog bites plagues Wisconsin cities across the state.
As regular readers of our blog know, we've been following the story of the La Crosse County sheriff's deputy who in 2010 crashed at high speed into a car driven by a 16-year-old boy.
Here in La Crosse, we know a little something about winter, snow and ice. We know, too, that it takes a combination of driving skills and concentration to avoid wintertime car accidents that can leave people with serious injuries.
At this time of the year, the snow and the ice can pile up quickly in La Crosse and make driving treacherous for even the most seasoned, skilled drivers. For teenage drivers who are new to being behind the wheel, winter can be even more hazardous.
People want to trust their doctors. They want to believe that their doctors are knowledgeable, well-trained, caring and focused on the health of their patients.
They thunder down I-90, racing through La Crosse on their way across Wisconsin. While big rigs deliver much of the goods we buy in stores, they can create havoc on our roads when drivers eager to beat deadlines are overly aggressive.
Traffic deaths were down across Wisconsin last year, transportation officials say, but here in La Crosse County the number has nearly tripled.