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Autonomous Driving: When Truck Tailgating is a Good Thing

July 24, 2017

Autonomous Driving: When Truck Tailgating is a Good Thing By: Doreen Lundrigan Autonomous driving vehicles have been in the news more recently. As such, our future is looking much more ‘Jetsons’-like. While smart car technology is being implemented and placed in new cars, full automation is still many years away. What is much more current…

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How Do I Know If My Car Has A Recall?

April 27, 2017

How Do I Know If My Car Has A Recall? There’s a handful of ways to know if your car has a recall. The first, and really the most important, way that you need to know, is you can look at a government website called safercar.gov and they will tell you clearly if there is…

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What should I do after a car accident injury?

April 17, 2017

 What should I do after a car accident injury?   You first need to make sure that you get appropriate medical attention. As soon as you’ve done that, you need to make sure that the vehicle is secured and is not destroyed. That’s especially true if your vehicle has been totaled for any reason because…

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The Dangers of Slow-Moving Vehicles

February 29, 2016

The Dangers of Slow-Moving Vehicles When there is a collision involving a slow-moving vehicle (SMV) usually the regular motorist is blamed for reasons such as driving too fast or not paying attention. But studies have shown that a normal driver does not have the human capabilities to avoid a collision when it comes to slow…

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Tractor trailer collision deaths increase while restrictions for big rigs decrease

February 3, 2016

Tractor trailer collision deaths increase while restrictions for big rigs decrease Tractor trailer collision deaths have increased 17 percent since 2009 and injuries have increased by 28 percent.  Unfortunately, instead of enforcing regulations to prevent these accidents, Congress has pushed for looser restrictions on the trucking industry. Just this past year, there were over ten…

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The Danger of Utility Trailers

January 13, 2016

The Danger of Utility Trailers One minute you’re driving down the highway without a care, and the next minute you have a runaway trailer coming full speed at your vehicle. It’s not something you expect every day, but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are over 400 people killed and 20,000…

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Tips for Safe Road Trips

June 15, 2015

Tips for Safe Road Trips The warm weather has probably got you itching for a road trip. Before you load up the car, make sure that you review our summer travel safety tips. There are a few things that need to be done up front, that will prevent you from breakdowns or worse an accident.…

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5 Nursing Students Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash

April 28, 2015

5 Nursing Students Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash Five nursing students from Georgia Southern University were tragically killed in a tractor trailer crash on their way to a Savannah Hospital last Wednesday. The girls had left early in the morning for their final clinical of the school year at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital. All of the…

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Truck Safety Advocates Call NHTSA to Mandate Automatic Braking Systems

March 5, 2015

Truck Safety Advocates Call NHTSA to Mandate Automatic Braking Systems Truck safety advocates are requesting that automatic braking systems be mandatory for vehicles and buses with a gross vehicle weight at or exceeding 10,000 pounds. The four main interest groups pushing for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to mandate the safety system are…

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15-Passenger Van Safety

December 22, 2014

15-Passenger Van Safety As traveling picks up with the holidays quickly approaching, federal safety regulators are reminding families of the dangers and safety challenges that come with driving 15-passenger vans. These large vans can be great for transporting large groups of people, but they come with a high risk of rollover when they are fully…

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