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Who's to blame if a truck hits you?

You were struck when a semitruck's driver failed to steer into his own lane. As you waited for emergency care to arrive, you noticed that he looked exhausted and was having trouble staying awake, even though he didn't have any injuries. You suspect the driver was too tired to be behind the wheel when he accidentally entered your lane.

Technology can help reduce the number of drowsy drivers

Technology has its perks, and keeping dangerous drivers off the roads might be one of them. Today, federal guidelines require truck drivers to have electronic devices installed in their vehicles. These devices track their total work hours, helping prevent drivers from working too many hours in a week.

Father killed in motorcycle accident on Old Highway 275

Imagine waking up knowing that something is wrong. You feel fine, but you know that someone you care about has been injured. That happened in this case when a woman woke up worrying about her husband. Hours later, she found out that he had been killed in a traffic accident. He left her and their young child behind.

Are truck drivers becoming more dangerous?

Truck drivers have a responsibility to those on the roads in smaller vehicles. They need to be alert and awake behind the wheel. They need to pay attention, and they need to stay sober. As more trucks hit the roads thanks to a recovering economy, it's more important than ever that drivers are safe.

Distracted driving: The risk to you and other drivers is real

Distracted drivers make everyone on the road a little less safe. Everyone knows that talking on the phone, eating behind the wheel or texting while driving can result in accidents. Despite that, some people still decide to drive while distracted, putting their lives and the lives of others at risk.