Truck Accident on Virginia Interstate Seriously Injures Driver

Last week on Interstate 81, the driver of a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix suffered serious injuries when a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of his vehicle in the northbound lane at approximately 4:20 pm. An eyewitness estimated the truck’s speed at 70 mph. A Dodge Caravan and a second 18-wheeler were also involved in...

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Washington DC’s American Automobile Association Finds that One in Six Fatal Crashes Involves Sleepy Drivers

The American Automobile Association (AAA) released a new study on drowsy drivers revealing that they account for more vehicle accidents and deaths than previously thought. Based out of Washington, D.C., AAA found that forty-one percent of drivers in the country have fallen asleep behind the wheel at some point. About one in every six...

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Washington DC Federal Agency Holds Annual Safety Campaign for Commercial Drivers

Since 2007, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has run an annual campaign to eliminate both unsafe truck driving and unsafe car driving around large trucks. In 2010, Operation Safe Driver targeted 261 truck companies in particular that pose dangers to people on the roads. These companies have a history of hiring unsafe...

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Federal Summit in Washington DC Studies the Effects of Distracted Driving

The US Transportation Department held its second summit on distracted driving in as many years to tackle the increasing problems associated with distracted driving. In 2009, distracted drivers killed 5,474 people on America’s roads and injured 448,000. Distracted driving accounts for almost a fifth...

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Washington DC Restrictions on Drivers under 18 Shown to Improve Road Safety

A recent study found that injuries from car crashes cost over $99 billion every year. When you factor in higher insurance premiums, traffic delays and other costs associated with car accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration believes that the costs associated with accidents...

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