Category: Truck Accidents
We consider the advocating of safety in preventing motor vehicle accidents an important mission and encourage lawmakers to make safety a priority.
Accident vehicle fires are very dangerous and require immediate action to rescue drivers and passengers. When traffic accident fires happen, they can cause residual fires and injuries, even deaths.
2019 has just begun and already there have been two horrific accidents within three days involving semi-trucks; both accidents occurred on Interstate 75 and took a total of 13 lives.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced in September 2018 that 8 major truck trailer makers were now making rear guards capable of preventing deadly under-ride accidents.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports over 4,000 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2016. What were the causes?
Vehicle fires are reported every 3 minutes and 2 seconds in the United States. Fifty-eight percent are caused by collisions.
As of January 2018, 230 new laws, which were approved in the 2017 fiscal year, went into effect in Florida. These laws included a change to the Move Over Law which all motorists need to know and understand.
The Memorial Day holiday is a three-day weekend which ushers in the start of summer. Many Americans head to vacation destinations, barbecues or summertime parties to celebrate the beginning of summer. Unfortunately, it is also the worst time of year for auto accidents.
The trucking industry is the backbone of American business with nearly 11 million trucks traveling the U.S. roadways every year, according to the FMCSA. Trucks are involved in 12.4 percent of all fatal crashes. This rate has begun to creeping up.
Lee Health Trauma Center and the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization are focusing on fatal crashes in Lee County by involving the community. The project is called “Driving Down Fatalities”.