Trucker Drivers & Districted Driving: A Deadly Combo | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

The Federal Government commissioned a study a few years ago involving distracted driving among commercial vehicle operators, such as those who drive large trucks and buses. The most recently published crash data indicate that over 40,000 people were killed in road crashes. Of these fatalities, over 10% involved large trucks. Past research has suggested that driver distraction and driving inattention may be involved in 78 percent of light-vehicle (cars) crashes. Following the same methods in analyzing past crashes, it appears that  about the same percentage of trucking accidents had some type of driver distraction listed as a potential contributing factor….

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Car Crashes During Work Kill and Injure Many | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire On-the-job automobile collisions are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the America.  According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, there are  5,700 deaths at work each year, and 35% of the fatalities are associated with motor vehicles.  According to its website, on average during the years 2002 through 2007: 1371 workers died each year from crashes on public highways. 330 workers died each year in crashes that occurred off the highway or on industrial premises. 363 pedestrian workers died each year as a result of being struck by a…

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Traffic Safety Improvements Urged By American Association For Justice | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire In 2007, more than 5,100 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks and buses, according to the Department of Transportation.  There were also approximately 100,000 Americans injured in collisions involving both large trucks and buses. The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has urged Congress to take needed steps to reduce highway fatalities and injuries by enhancing safety measures and rules for the commercial vehicle industry. “Stricter safety standards, including roof crush resistance, added seatbelt standards and enhanced driver fatigue monitoring, could protect consumers by reducing the severity of motor carrier accidents,” said AAJ…

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