[Study] The Deadliest and Safest Cities for Pedestrians


It’s dangerous out there if you’re a pedestrian. The number of pedestrians killed in car crashes has skyrocketed to more than 7,500, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Not only does that figure represent a 77% increase in pedestrian fatalities since 2010 — compared to 25% for all other traffic fatalities — but it’s…

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Missouri’s New Ban on Distracted Driving


Distracted driving has been a growing problem in the decades since the popularity explosion of the iPhone and society’s growing dependence on electronic devices. While most people surveyed believe they can safely read and answer a text while driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calls texting “an alarming distraction,” and demonstrates that at 55mph,…

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The Role of Black Boxes in Truck Accident Cases


Truck accidents often result in very serious injuries. When a collision occurs between a fully loaded tractor-trailer truck weighing as much as 80,000 pounds and a lower-profile passenger vehicle weighing an average of 4,000 pounds, the results are often catastrophic to those in the car. Motorists who suffer serious or even grave injuries in truck…

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How to Safely Share the Road With Commercial Trucks


The freight industry is thriving throughout the United States. We all depend on commercial trucks to deliver the goods and services we rely on for everyday life. But with roadways crowded with immense, unwieldy commercial trucks weighing up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, it pays to protect yourself against potential danger. By knowing how…

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How Proper Training Can Prevent a Construction Accident

Training in the construction industry involves much more than learning the basics of framing techniques and drywall installation. Safety training on the job is critical for minimizing construction accidents. If an employer neglects their duty to provide proper safety training to their employees, it places everyone on the job site at significant risk of accidents…

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