A bus full of students got a real scare last month when a semi-truck veered from its lane, struck their bus, and pushed the bus completely off the road. No students were seriously hurt, but the bus driver was hospitalized with head and hand injuries after the crash. Truck Driver Ticketed The crash happened on…

At the end of February it was widely reported that one of Google’s Self-Driving Cars (SDC) had been involved in a minor crash. There wasn’t much news in that: Google cars (a fleet of more than 50 is being tested on California, Texas, and Washington roadways) have been involved in at least 17 previous crashes….

Curious about what’s in store for road construction in Indiana? The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has just released a new tool that can help. In January, they made available an interactive online map that allows visitors to view all current and planned State investment in transportation infrastructure projects, such as roads and bridges. A…

In January, a Richmond, Indiana woman who was crossing a busy intersection was hit by a truck and then run over. The driver continued on from the scene and when located later stated that he was unaware that he had struck anyone. The woman was in critical condition when she was brought to a nearby…

Oversight in the trucking industry is necessary to ensure safety on the road as drivers must log their hours to avoid driving while fatigued. However, drivers have kept paper logs since 1938 until recently. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now requires around 3 million commercial truck and bus drivers to electronically record their driving…

The full extent of injuries sustained in truck accidents is not always obvious. For example, on December 28, 2011, a 46-year-old New York City man was driving his 2002 Chevrolet Camaro when it was rear-ended by a Brooklyn Bottling Corp. truck. The car sustained minor damage, and the driver initially believed he was fine despite the fact that…

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have become very popular over the last couple of years. It’s estimated that at least 13% of all American adults have tried them (and that number is rising). Compare that to smokers of traditional cigarettes: just under 17% of Americans smoke, and that percentage is the lowest since tracking began. In…

A sudden snow squall that brought slick conditions and high wind gusts is blamed for a massive chain reaction crash involving at least 40 vehicles on January 12th. The crash scene in Dearborn County near the Ohio border was actually a combination of two smaller pileups and closed both lanes of Interstate 74 from late…

When truck accidents occur, the cause is frequently a mechanical failure on the truck. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) estimates that nearly 30% of all large truck accidents are caused by brake-related issues. When brakes do not work properly, there are several parties who may have contributed or been at fault. These include 1)…

Truck accidents happen, more often than we would like. Speed is often a factor since everyone seems to be in a hurry these days. Many accidents could be easily avoided if everyone slowed down and paid more attention. Here are some tips to avoid an accident with a big truck. If you can’t see the…

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