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March 2013 Archives

IIHS says tractor trailers need safety improvements

Commercial trucking companies need to improve their safety standards to protect the public from rear-end collisions, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently reported. The IIHS reported that commercial trucking companies are still building unsafe tractor trailers that can cause fatalities in rear-end accidents with commercial trucks.

Cellphone use still a danger on North Carolina roads

Distracted driving continues to be a threat on North Carolina roads and a new study found that despite safety awareness campaigns throughout the country, distracted driving is still prevalent and more dangerous than ever.

Car accidents still leading cause of death for teens

Teen drivers continue to face significant risks on the road and have the highest chance of being killed in a car accident compared to all other age groups. Car accidents continue to be the leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 20, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

Truckers with unsafe medical conditions may still be on the road

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently ordered a commercial truck driver to stop driving and said the driver posed an "imminent hazard" on the road. The FMCSA does not usually declare specific drivers as dangerous but in this case, the driver's negligent actions caused a fatal accident and the FMCSA wanted to try and prevent future truck accidents from happening again.