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September 2017 Archives

Man dies after car smashed in violent tractor-trailer crash

Sharing the road with large commercial vehicles may be so commonplace now that many motorists rarely give it a second thought. However, when something goes wrong, these large trucks can cause devastating damage. There are many Ohio families who have endured the tragic aftermath that follows after a serious tractor\-trailer crash.

There will still be problems with self-driving vehicles

In the last few weeks, we have spoken about two critical issues out on the road right now: distracted driving and the concept of self-driving or autonomous vehicles. With any luck, self-driving cars will drastically cut down the accident rate for all vehicle types, mainly because these vehicles will eliminate the common factor in most accidents: the human element.

Safety features help reduce injuries but car accident rates up

For the first time in approximately 10 years, the number of vehicle crashes has climbed instead of decreased. Even though drivers have access to more safety equipment than before, the increase in the numbers of miles traveled have seemed to coincide with the risk of getting involved in a serious car accident. In Ohio alone, the numbers of crashes between 2014 and 2015 increased by more than 10 percent.

Self-driving semis may help prevent trucking accident

The trucking industry has helped ensure that goods are always available for consumers regardless of their location in the country. However, along with the increased presence of these large commercial vehicles, there is also the ever-present risk of a serious trucking accident costing more lives. There have been countless Ohio families whose lives have been forever altered due to one of these tragic collisions.

Ohio high school works to prevent a fatal car accident

The new school year means more teen drivers will be using the roads to travel back and forth to classes. While most young people look forward to the freedom that comes with having a license, some may forget about the increased responsibility that comes with operating a vehicle. Every other year, an Ohio high school in Morrow County attempts to prevent a fatal car accident by holding a mock crash for the students.

White House nixes sleep apnea screening requirement for truckers

With truck drivers driving long hours, often without adequate sleep, safety experts and officials are constantly looking for ways to ensure they remain well rested for the sake of all motorists. However, a recent move by the federal government may compromise those efforts.

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