The Dangerous Move to Ease Drive-Time Regulations for Truckers
The Department of Transportation is moving to ease federal drive-time regulations for truckers. Such a dangerous move will allow truckers more hours on the road without rest and sleep breaks, increasing the risk of truck crashes that cause serious injury or death. Fatigued Truckers Pose Dangers on the Road The Trump administration may soon relax federal drive-time rules for commercial truck drivers. Safety advocates warn that more flexible “hours of service” may increase dangers on the road due to driver fatigue, a serious problem within the trucking industry. [...]
Injured at the Pump: Who Is Liable?
When injuries occur at a gas pump, station owners and operators may be liable for injuries to customers. Gas stations have a duty of care that includes ensuring customers are safe from harm. Injured at the Gas Pump There are approximately 10,700 gas stations across the country. Gas station fires and explosions are more common than people realize. Between 2004 and 2008, there were approximately 5,020 fires reported at U.S. gas stations each year. During reported fires, at least 50 people were seriously injured and at least two [...]
High-Visibility Motorcycle Safety Gear May Save Lives [infographic]
High-visibility motorcycle safety gear makes riders more conspicuous on the road. Motorcyclists who wear high-visibility clothing and personal protective equipment are approximately 37% less likely to be involved in a motorcycle crash. High-Visibility Motorcycle Safety Gear The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that all motorcycle riders wear high-visibility safety gear to increase their visibility on the road. However, many riders choose not to comply with these safety recommendations. In recent studies, motorcycle riders of different ages and genders expressed objections about wearing high-visibility apparel because of [...]