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The Push for Seatbelts in School Busses

Posted in Bus Accidents
Although school busses are known as a relatively safe means of transportation, New Mexico school bus accidents are still a major concern for parents. And despite the clear research that seat belts help save lives in the event of a serious accident, only six states in the country require school busses be equipped with seatbelts.... read more
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New York Times Reports on Prevalence of Trucking Accidents

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A recent New York Times article addressed the growing rate of truck accidents across the country as well as the fatalities that follow as a result. The article referenced studies that compared the rate of deaths between those who died in commercial airline accidents versus those who have been killed in trucking accidents. Startlingly, more... read more
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Researchers Claim Combination of Technologies in Truck Cabs May Increase Semi Safety in New Mexico and Nationwide

Posted in Distracted Truck Drivers
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) claim multiple technologies within a semi-truck cab may decrease the accident risks associated with driver fatigue. According to VTTI Senior Research Associate Dr. Gregory M. Fitch, nearly 80 percent of truck accidents occur while a driver is not looking forward when a vehicle ahead begins to stop.... read more
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Report Claims CSA Truck Inspections in New Mexico and Across the Nation are Inconsistent

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A report recently created by Oregon-based data mining firm Vigillo, LLC claims state and county authorities across the contiguous 48 states enforce trucking laws in an inconsistent manner. To create the report, the company allegedly compared inspections, collisions, and citations by county based upon commercial vehicle miles travelled. According to Vigillo’s Chief Executive Officer, Steven... read more
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CDC Study Finds Truck and Other Commercial Drivers Over Age 65 in New Mexico and Elsewhere More Likely to be Involved in a Deadly Wreck

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A report recently published by the nation’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims workers over age 65 are at least three times more likely to be killed in a highway accident than workers who are between the ages of 18 and 54. As part of the study, researchers from the CDC’s National Institute... read more
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