Senator slams the FMCSA for failing to provide safety oversight to America’s commercial trucking industry

A U.S. Senator for Massachusetts has slammed “egregious failures” by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for its lack of oversight, which he says is linked to an increase in fatal, truck-involved crashes.

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Lowering Blood-Alcohol Concentration [BAC] Limits for Drivers DOES Reduce Crashes

[This article was first published, by the same author, on the ‘Drive and Stay Alive’ website in 2003, but the photograph is new.]

A… study conducted by the Styrian Austrian Road Safety Board reviewed the effects of lowering the BAC from .08 to .05 percent in Styria.  Comparing 1998, when the new BAC went into effect, to 1997, the decline in alcohol-related crashes amounted to 11.6 percent.

Photo: Government of South Australia — another country that has great success combatting drunk driving.

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Why do so many drivers ignore the safety of construction zone workers?

April 20-24, 2020, is this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week.  Sadly, however, far too many drivers are extremely thoughtless about the safety of roadside workers.

An orange construction zone sign with a deliberate spelling mistake for double-meaning: Give Us a Brake.
When a wrongly spelled word is the right word… Brake! Slow down and give construction zone workers the time and space to be safe. (Copyright image, 2019.)

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How to stay safe from the Corona Virus when travelling by car – important info’

Even now, just a few weeks into the Covid-19 corona virus assault on the USA, we know that the critical factor in trying to avoid this deadly illness is to avoid contact with other people.  But even travelling by car isn’t entirely safe so what can we all do to improve the situation?

Photo: Skoda

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