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Could Putting Guardrails on 18 Wheelers Prevent Deadly Wrecks?

The Press of Atlantic City recently published an article about whether making side guardrails on 18 wheelers mandatory would help prevent deadly car crashes. How Would Putting Guardrails on 18 Wheelers Prevent Fatal Accidents? While federal law already requires 18 wheelers to have rear underride guardrails. Rear underride guards prevent cars from going underneath a truck’s trailer if there is a rear-end crash. However, there is no federal law requiring trucks to have side underride guards, which are mounted on the side of the trailer between the front and rear tires to prevent cars from going underneath the trailer during a side-impact wreck. According to The Press of Atlantic City report, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) believes that trucks with side guardrails are less at risk of being involved in fatal accidents. The IIHS says that side underride guards could prevent hundreds of deadly wrecks each year. Per…
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Will the ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ Law Help Prevent Waste Worker Injuries?

Recently, the state legislature in New Jersey and Governor Chris Christie passed a new law meant to prevent recycling industry and waste worker injuries. The new law (A-4452/S-518) is similar to the ‘Slow Down to Get Around Law’ that provides police and other emergency workers protection when their vehicles are pulled over with the lights flashing. How Could the ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ Law Help Protect Waste Workers? Per the Cape May County Herald, like the ‘Slow Down to Get Around’ law, this new law should be able to help prevent recycling industry and waste worker injuries. Under the new law, which is now in effect, motorists are required to safely move one lane over and drive with caution when passing waste trucks that have their lights flashing. If vehicles give waste trucks room and pass them with caution, then it should help keep waste workers safe. The new…
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How to Avoid Being in a Truck Accident

Truck accidents almost always result in injuries, which isn’t too much of a surprise considering just how large some of these big rigs are. Probably the best way to prevent an accident is to know a little bit more about trucks and their operators. Listed below is some useful information that should go a long way towards helping you avoid being in a truck accident. Wide Turns – Big trucks make big turns; remember that. One of the most common types of accidents between trucks and smaller cars occurs when a driver tries to get around a truck that is in the middle of a turn. Passing – As mentioned above, don’t try to pass a truck that is turning. Try to pass a truck on the right side since the left is typically full of blind spots. In addition, after passing, make sure to give trucks plenty of space…
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