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August 2017 Archives

Some causes of Connecticut truck accidents

Each year, there are 475,000 large trucks that are involved in accidents across the country according to data from the Department of Labor. These accidents cause more than 5,000 deaths and more than 140,000 injures annually. The majority of these crashes occur between the hours of 6 a.m and 3 p.m,, which goes against the perception that most accidents involving large trucks take place at night. This is most likely related to driver error or drivers engaging in reckless behavior.

Hurdles still left for driverless cars to overcome

A handful of large car and technology companies are either developing their own self-driving technology or acquiring companies that are involved with it. However, this doesn't mean that driverless cars will be on Connecticut roadways anytime soon. In some ways, the driverless car craze is similar to the electric car hype in past years.

Trucking industry will keep existing sleep apnea rule

Truck drivers in Connecticut and throughout the country will not be subject to new criteria and testing regarding sleep apnea after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it would no longer be pursuing a proposed rule. In March 2016, the FMCA had published a pre-rule seeking input from industry and advisory committees. Among the recommendations were that drivers with a 40 or higher BMI or drivers with a 33 or higher BMI who had other risk factors should be screened for the disorder.

Preventing drivers from falling asleep

Connecticut motorists may not know that drowsy driving causes an estimated 6,000 fatal accidents around the country on an annual basis. Even so, many individuals who do not get enough sleep take to the roadways, putting everyone at risk. While there are some temporary fixes available, such as coffee and loud music, some designers are looking for more permanent solutions to the problem.