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Keeping truckers in Florida safe with data and tech

Distracted drivers cause some of the most serious accidents because they often neglect to slow down or take action to mitigate impact. This is why trucking companies, which often manage fleets of large vehicles that can cause a lot of damage, must take extra steps to prevent driver distractions. Technology provides the most distractions, but ironically, technology may also provide the solution.

Study examines truck drivers and fatigue-related crashes

Truck drivers in Florida who are farther from weigh stations, rest areas and truck stops may be more likely to crash. This was among the results of a study done by the University of Kentucky that examined accident data in that state between 2005 and 2014. The study appeared online in November.

The dangers of drowsy driving

A smart Florida driver should be vigilant whenever they are on the road. After all, driving accidents are the leading cause of premature death in the United States. These crashes cost the country $230.6 billion dollars on an annual basis, which averages out to $820 per citizen. It is estimated that more than 100,000 car accidents can be attributed to drowsy driving every year.

Brake safety is the focus of September truck inspection event

Truckers in Florida and across the country might want to get ready for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Brake Safety Week, which is coming up in September. The CVSA announced that the event for 2018 will be held from Sept. 16-22. It will mark a return to a full week dedicated to the event after it had been only held for one day last year.

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.

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.

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.

What to expect from a truck accident settlement

Truck accident victims in Florida will want to know what their options are when it comes to receiving damages. They can go through the civil court with a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible trucking company or strive for an informal settlement. While a settlement will bring in less than what a successful suit would award, it could still cover past medical expenses, lost income during the physical recovery and pain and suffering.

2018 International Roadcheck to focus on hours compliance

Florida readers may be interested in learning that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's International Roadcheck will take place on June 5, 6 and 7 in 2018. The aim of the annual event is to promote road safety by increasing enforcement of bus and truck safety regulations throughout North America.

The danger of truck driver fatigue

Researchers estimate that every year, more than 100,000 accidents in Florida and across the U.S. are caused by drowsy driving. Fatigue can affect anyone, but it's most often found in commercial truck drivers. This is especially bad news because truck accidents usually lead to catastrophic or fatal injuries.

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