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February 2018 Archives

Trucking industry group wants to alter 14-hour clock rules

Truck driver fatigue is a serious road safety issue in West Virginia and around the country. However, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association claims that current federal regulations force truck drivers to stay on the road when they are tired, and it wants the rules changed.

Study says drowsiness could be behind 10 percent of crashes

Drowsiness is a danger that most drivers in West Virginia understand. However, it is rarely thought of at the same level as drunk and distracted driving. A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety may go a long way toward correcting such assumptions.

Ways to avoid becoming a distracted driver

As West Virginia motorists may be aware, the number of car accident fatalities has continued to rise across the country. Traffic experts have blamed driver distraction from smartphones and other in-car electronics, such as infotainment systems, as a major part of the problem. However, there are some ways that people can keep themselves safer when behind the wheel.

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