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Thomas Greer

Is Mandatory DUI-Testing a Good Idea?

For a tight-knit community in Phoenix, Arizona, the answer is yes. So much so that friends and neighbors have marched outside the state capitol, submitted over 4,000 petition signatures, and implored their local congressmen to support what has become known […]

Randy Appleton

6,000 Americans Die Due to Drowsy Driving Annually

A recent study suggests that as many as 6,000 Americans die annually in drowsy driving-related wrecks.  Researchers in the journal Sleep noted that millions of American drivers fall asleep at the wheel every month, and 15% of deadly crashes involve […]

Randy Appleton

Woman Dead in Petersburg, VA Dump Truck Crash

Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly dump truck crash in Petersburg, Virginia on Jan. 30. The police stated that the fatal dump truck crash involved three other vehicles.  The crash happened near Wagner Road in Petersburg. Two dump trucks were […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Commercial Trucking Accidents On the Rise Since 2009

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the rate of truck accidents and fatalities has begun to creep up after several years of decline.  The nearly 11 million trucks that travel U.S. roads each year make up only […]

Rick Shapiro

Common Causes of Virginia Truck Accidents

All lanes of Interstate 95 in Hanover, Va. were closed early Thursday morning, caused by the crash of two tractor trailers. According to Virginia State Police, at approximately 4 a.m., an 18-wheel tractor trailer transporting aluminum slowed down as it […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Preparing for a Holiday Road Trip? Don’t Skip Out On Sleep!

It’s a well known fact that severely sleep-deprived drivers are at an increased risk of being involved in a crash, but what is less well known is how getting just two hours less than the recommended seven to eight hours […]

Randy Appleton

Three Children and One Adult Killed in Gruesome S.C. Truck Accident

A grisly truck accident killed three children – all under the age of 10 – and an adult. The horrific crash occurred at approximately 4 a.m. on Interstate 95 in Yemassee, South Carolina. According to officials with the Colleton County […]

Tatum O’Brien

Why Carry More Auto Insurance Than the Limits?

In North Dakota, drivers are required to carry a minimum amount of bodily injury liability coverage equal to $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident, and $25,000 per accident for property damage. Why should you consider carrying more? When a crash is […]

Randy Appleton

NTSB Releases Study Results, Says More Safety Rules Needed for Single-Unit Trucks

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released the results of its safety study on single-unit truck crashes. The study, which was conducted over a five-year period, between the years 2005 through 2009, examined the injury severity and crash characteristics […]

Randy Appleton

NTHSA Moves to Prevent Deaths in Rear-End Collisions With Trucks May Fall Short

Driver safety advocates greeted a late-2015 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the use and design of underride guards on commercial trucks with mixed emotions. While all agreed that updating standards for which vehicles must carry […]