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Driving Down Truck Accident Injuries With Side Underride Guards

Side underride guards on semi-tractor-trailers can save lives. That was the conclusion of a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  Standard No. 223 - 49 CFR 571.223 - requires large trucks to be equipped with rear impact guards, which pass certain height and rigidity test criteria. The purpose of these guards is to...

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Will In-Vehicle Cameras Help Slash Connecticut Truck Crashes?

How would you drive if you knew your boss was watching? That's at least partially the premise of an increasingly popular practice of trucking companies installing in-cabin cameras in their big rigs. The dual action cameras capture both the road ahead as well as the actions of the driver - but only when triggered by specific...

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Can Fairfield County, CT Truck Accident Risks be Reduced by Permitting More Twin-33 Tractor-Trailers?

Currently, there is a federal-level restriction prohibiting the use of twin tractor-trailers longer than 28 feet. There is also a proposal to allow twin tractor-trailers up to 33 feet long, which would make the total allowable length of trucks more than 90 feet long. The proposal to lengthen truck length was in a 2016 appropriations bill,...

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Can a Cargo Load That's Too Heavy Really Cause a Fairfield County Truck Accident?

Commercial motor vehicles are subject to weight limits. Trucks, including their cargo, cannot exceed total permissible weight, which is 80,000 pounds for most commercial trucks. If a truck is too heavy, it is in violation of federal regulations. The overloaded truck could also create a significant collision risk that makes motorists on the roads much less...

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Fairfield County Drivers Should be Alert to Increased Truck Crashes Caused by Driver Shortage

Over the next 10 years, 96,000 people each year are going to need to embark upon careers as qualified truck drivers. This is not likely to happen. If it does not, Trucks.com reports that the unprecedented staffing shortage which already exists within the trucking industry is going to get exponentially worse. There is too much demand...

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Electronic Logging Could Prevent Fairfield County Truck Collisions

Truck accidents can occur at any time on the roads of Fairfield County, with common accident causes including driver fatigue. There are rules in place to combat the risk of drowsy driving and to prevent truckers from causing crashes to happen. Unfortunately, those rules do not always work effectively, especially since truck drivers maintain their...

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Avoiding Halloween Pedestrian Accidents in Fairfield County

As a driver, it is your responsibility to make certain you do not do anything to endanger others who are on the roads. Driving safely is very important every day of the year, but is especially important on high risk days like Halloween. CT Post reported Halloween is the biggest day of the year for pedestrian/auto...

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Road Work on Congested Highways Raises the Risk of Truck Accidents

"Let's Go, CT" is a multibillion-dollar construction project meant to improve road conditions in Connecticut over the course of the next thirty years. The project involves widening some major roadways, including sections of I-95, and improving some other roads. It also involves improving the mass transit systems. There has been a great deal of controversy...

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