There are numerous regulations and requirements for truck drivers regarding rest breaks and sleep requirements, all with the goal of preventing dangerous truck accidents. Interestingly, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are now trying to research additional safety measures to address the condition of obstructive sleep apnea in truck drivers.
Truck drivers are responsible for massive pieces of heavy equipment as they barrel through Virginia's highways. Truck drivers' failure to follow proper safety precautions can have serious consequences and lead to catastrophic truck accidents. There are many ways that truck drivers can reduce or prevent the risk of 18-wheeler accidents, however.
Virginia motorcyclists usually take safety seriously when they climb on their bikes. Whether by wearing a helmet, obeying traffic laws, or using their headlights and taillights when appropriate, they often take precautions to ensure their own safety. Vehicle drivers also ought to be taking precautions to prevent dangerous motorcycle wrecks. There are many steps drivers can take to help make the roads safer for motorcyclists and themselves.
Every time a Virginian gets into his or her automobile, he or she faces the possibility of a dangerous car accident. Whether a collision with a large commercial vehicle on the interstate, or an accident involving a drunk driver on a two lane highway, as this blog reported in a previous post, there are a multitude of ways that Virginians might be injured in car accidents.