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April 2016 Archives

Federal trucking safety rules shelved for now

Through this blog, we have written a number of posts on how rules have been (and continue to be) developed on trucking safety. After all, semi-trucks are the largest and most dangerous vehicles on the road, so it is imperative that they be carefully regulated.

The re-learning process for motorcycle riders and drivers Part II

A month ago, a few days of warm weather had us convinced that winter was over and that spring had sprung. Then we faced the reality that in our region, winter weather typically lasts until April (even though the official start of spring was March 22nd.

By the numbers, distracted driving is still a problem

What a difference a few days makes. Last week we saw snow and ice and cars sliding off roads as a result. This week, we are seeing the picture perfect weather that we expect out of spring. With that, it is expected that more drivers will be on the road, which may increase the likelihood of car accidents.

Volvo recalls semi-trucks due to possible steering defect

Imagine a mammoth semi truck thundering down the highway at 65 miles per hour. Normally that would not inspire fear in most drivers because they believe that the truck is not a significant danger. However, if the driver loses control because he is unable no longer able to steer the truck, it becomes a significant hazard for all drivers.

How to avoid trouble in foggy conditions

In this region of the country, the old adage “hope springs eternal” is attributable to the change in weather patterns. Officially, spring is here; but you may not always know that according to the weather. Indeed, rain is more favorable than snow, because it may not lead to black ice like snow does, but foggy conditions could still pose a significant danger to drivers.

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