With an eye towards eliminating or reducing the number of injured, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a new set of initiatives for reducing injuries in the short term called the 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. Some of these measures are also the focus of the National Safety Council, which has a broader …
Tag: Truck Accidents
On the job deaths involving heavy-duty truck drivers or semi-truck drivers hit a record hit a record high in 2017. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 840 truckers died, which is up from 786 in 2016 and part of an overall 25 percent rise since 2011. This ominous news is only furthered by the …
In many ways, the modern American economy depends on the work of commercial truck drivers. Over the last few decades, much of the railway infrastructure on this continent has deteriorated or been dismantled due to disuse. Additionally, transporting goods through the use of airplanes can be cost-prohibitive in many cases. Ground transportation is usually the fastest, safest and cheapest option.
Semitruck crashes can lead to a host of injuries, some of which happen to innocent victims. It is imperative that truckers drive in a way that helps to keep others on the road safe. The duty doesn’t stop there. Everyone who is driving should make sure that they accept the responsibility that comes with operating a vehicle on a public road.
We have all read the headlines, and possibly have even driven by the carnage on the side of the road in Pennsylvania. Occasionally, car rides do not go as planned and car accidents or even truck accidents occur that result in serious injuries for the occupants of those vehicles. It’s true that sometimes accidents happen and that’s why everyone is supposed to have some level of insurance to cover the losses of others or potentially losses you or your family members have suffered. However, your own insurance may not be enough in most cases, especially if the other driver or related third party was negligent for the truck accident.
Pennsylvania residents are gearing up for summer and all the activities that come with the season. Whether they are taking a road trip, heading to a ball game or going to the beach, travelers on Pennsylvania’s interstates are sure to encounter another ubiquitous feature of summertime: orange construction barrels. Unfortunately, construction slow-downs on the road have the propensity to lead to serious car accidents.
All Pennsylvania motorists, whether they operate a truck or an automobile, need to drive safely. This means watching speed and taking care to look in both directions before turning. If even one of these steps are not followed, it could lead to a serious or even fatal accident, as one tragic incident recently showed.
Texting and driving is dangerous for any motorist in Pennsylvania, but it is especially dangerous for drivers of semi-trucks. In fact, truck drivers who engage in texting and driving are 23.2 times more likely to be involved in a car accident, or other safety-critical event. Moreover, if a truck driver is travelling at 55 miles per hour, and engages in texting and driving for even 4.6 seconds, it is the equivalent to driving a stretch of road as long as a football field with his or her eyes closed.
The morning commute can be a headache for some in Pennsylvania. But, residents usually reach their schools and workplaces without much incident. Yet, it only takes one wrong move by an impatient driver to cause a devastating collision. This was the case recently as a school bus driver was killed.
Self-driving vehicles may seem like something out of a sci-fi novel or movie, but as Pennsylvania residents may know, they are being developed for eventual use by a number of up-and-coming ventures. One of these companies, Embark — a self-driving truck startup — has officially revealed its highway autopilot system that it believes will be the “brain” of self-driving trucks.