New York residents understand that truckers who spend many long and often lonely hours behind the wheel can naturally become tired. The fatigue that sets in may be a contributor to crashes as drivers are unable to make their best decisions or react as quickly as they might if they were fresher and more awake. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration acknowledges this risk and has therefore developed a set of rules governing the working and rest hours for commercial drivers.
A new study published by IHS Automotive says that 20 million self-driving vehicles could be on roadways around the world by the year 2035. This number is particularly larger than previous predictions by IHS Automotive in the past. By 2025, it is believed that 600,000 self-driving vehicles will be sold.
It's a biological fact, getting enough sleep is essential to normal and healthy cognitive and physical functioning. Anyone who has ever suffered the occasional sleepless night can likely recall the feelings of grogginess and irritability that followed the next day. Despite the importance of sleep, many U.S. adults report that they don't get enough sleep. For some, a lack of sleep may be by choice. For others, however, failing to get enough or restful sleep may be caused by the sleep disorder known as sleep apnea.
On a daily basis, there are thousands of commercial trucks traveling the highways and streets in and around New York City. While the vast majority of licensed commercial truck drivers are responsible and experienced, there are some drivers and employers within the trucking industry who, when it comes to safety, routinely cut corners.
In June of 2014, a limousine van carrying several well-known comedians was traveling along the New Jersey Turnpike when traffic slowed up ahead. As the driver of the van adjusted his speed accordingly, from behind, a huge tractor trailer truck came barreling down the highway.
For a truck driver, the daily challenges associated with one's occupation are often numerous and significant. Dealing with inclement weather, navigating through road construction sites and maneuvering safely through heavy rush-hour traffic are just a few of the hazards with which truck drivers must contend day in and out.
As New York City school children return to classes this week, many will walk to and from school. The streets near primary and secondary schools are often teaming with kids who are biking and walking, many of whom are distracted and more focused on the conversation they're having with friends or their cellphones than the motor vehicles around them.
When teenagers reach the seemingly magic age at which they are allowed to sit for their driver’s license test, the milestone can seem overwhelming for novice drivers and their parents alike. Certainly, it is convenient that teens can now drive themselves to their myriad of educational and social activities. However, it can also be frightening both for teens and their parents that these relatively inexperienced drivers are now allowed to operate potentially deadly machinery.
The American Trucking Association says trucking is safe and getting safer.
Every motor vehicle accident that results in the injury or death presents unique questions from a legal perspective. Assigning responsibility and accountability is challenging.
The photograph of a truck accident that left a man dead leaves practically nothing to the imagination. On June 13, a semi-truck reportedly crossed the center line of the roadway and crashed head-on into his minivan. The 53-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
A New York couple was killed approximately one-year ago when a tractor-trailer rear-ended their vehicle. The trucker was said to have been texting at the time the accident occurred.
The family of a New York woman killed in a traffic accident has still not been supplied with a police report concerning the incident. The father claims that law officials have been given them a "runaround." He claims to have telephoned the local police on six or eight occasions.
Truck accidents are a common occurrence in New York but a recent one resulted in the death of the driver of the truck. The truck involved was a cement pumper used in the construction of high-rise buildings. People living in the area say that truck accidents happen often in that area but this was the worst they had seen.
The Long Island night skyline typically sparkles with city lights. New York residents and visitors can look out and see the lights for miles around. To many, it is a beautiful sight. The possibility of truck accidents sending a blaze of fire shooting into the air is not a part of the normal scenario here.
Commercial trucks pose many risks on the road. Accidents involving commercial trucks can be very dangerous due to the size of the trucks, and truck accidents can result in very serious injuries and fatalities for those involved.
Texting while driving has become a serious safety issue in New York and throughout the United States. It is very dangerous for drivers to send or read text messages while driving, and the risky behavior has caused many car accidents every year in New York.