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Lane Departure and Blind Spot Technology Prevent Accidents

New research from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that lane departure warning and blind spot detection technology are preventing accidents on American highways (Lane departure warning, blind spot detection help drivers avoid …

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NTSB Urges FMCSA to Raise Safety Requirements for Commercial Drivers

In a November 13, 2017, press release, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that a fatal California highway accident was caused by a fatigued motorcoach driver (NTSB Says Federal Regulator Not Doing Enough to …

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MoDOT: “Tie One On For Safety”

In a November 22, 2017, press release, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced that the state of Missouri will “tie one on for safety” over the holidays (MoDOT promotes MADD red ribbon campaign to …

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NTSI Posts Large Truck Safety Tips

The National Traffic Safety Institute (NTSI) recently posted a series of helpful facts and safety recommendations to assist drivers interacting with tractor-trailers and other large trucks on United States roadways (https://ntsi.com/quick-links/safety-articles/truck-safety/). The NTSI provided a number …

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New Tractor-Trailer Technology Would Save Lives

In 280 billion miles of travel on United States roads in 2015, large commercial vehicles were involved in more than 400,000 crashes, resulting in 116,000 injuries and 4,067 deaths. Because technological advancements may provide the …

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Tesla Introduces New Electric Tractor-Trailer

Tesla Inc., known for its production of electric cars, recently unveiled a new electric tractor-trailer in Hawthorne, California (Tesla Semi, an electric big rig truck with 500-mile range, rolls into reality). The electric truck, set …

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Self-Driving Truck Makes First Cross-Country Trip

A self-driving truck recently completed the first cross-country trip by an automated tractor-trailer (Embark Self-Driving Truck Completes Coast-to-Coast Test Run). A modified Peterbilt tractor, equipped with self-driving software created by technology startup Embark, made the …

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Deadly Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-435

Two small children were killed in a deadly accident with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 435 south of Kansas City (Two children killed in crash that shut down westbound I-435 at State Line Road). The minivan …

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Missouri Mayors Support Buckle Up/Phone Down

The Missouri Department of Transportation's Buckle Up/Phone Down campaign encourages drivers to wear their seat belts and put down their phones, but the state’s seat belt and texting laws could stand to be stricter. Toward …

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Safety Tips for Tractor-Trailer Drivers

Every commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver could stand to brush up on some driving safety tips. Toward that end, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has developed a website where CMV drivers can access …

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