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May 2018 Archives

Federal government report provides insights about truck accidents

Motorists in Florida share the highways with large commercial trucks every day, but accidents appear to be on the rise. A new report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration calculated a 3 percent rise in fatal large truck crashes from 2015 to 2016. This continued a trend that started in 2009 when deadly truck accidents became more frequent. Between 2009 and 2016, these accidents increased by 28 percent. This reversed the progress made between 2005 and 2009 when fatal truck crashes dropped by 34 percent.

The serious implications of drugged driving

Florida readers know that drunk driving is dangerous and greatly increases the chance of an accident, but many people do not realize the serious implications of driving while under the influence of certain drugs. Various substances, even some prescriptions, can make it difficult for a person to safely operate a vehicle.

Operation Safe Driver Week aims to reduce truck accidents

During the week of July 15 - 21, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will run Safe Driver Week with the goal of reducing unsafe vehicle behavior on America's roadways. Police officers throughout Florida and the rest of the country will increase their enforcement of traffic violations such as speeding, following too closely and distracted driving. During Operation Safe Driver Week in 2017, more than 39,000 citations were given to commercial drivers.

Pedestrian deaths up by almost 50 percent since 2009

Pedestrian deaths throughout Florida and the rest of the country have increased by 46 percent since falling to a record low in 2009. Furthermore, researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have discovered that the number of pedestrians struck and killed by SUVs rose by an alarming 81 percent during the same period. Other studies have found that pedestrian deaths are especially high in poorer areas. Detroit, which has experienced a lot of urban decay in recent years, is now the most dangerous city in America for pedestrians.

Your safety as a pedestrian

You likely remember the warnings of your parents to look both ways before crossing the street. This early lesson in pedestrian safety has stuck with you, and you may believe yourself to be a relatively cautious person when you are on foot near traffic.

Startup develops app to monitor truck driver fatigue

Each year, thousands of commercial trucks travel on Florida's roadways to deliver cargo. Unfortunately, some of these big rigs become involved in truck accidents because their drivers are drowsy. To help reduce such incidents, a software startup company has developed a mobile application that measures a truck driver's fatigue.

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