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June 2020 Archives

Drunk drivers put all of our lives in danger

The chances that a motorist will become involved in an auto accident increase during peak driving times. Crashes are most common on or around holidays and during morning or evening rush hour. Inclement weather also elevates the potential for auto collisions due to there being less-than-optimal driving conditions. These factors are small when compared to the devastation that drunk drivers cause, though. They are a menace to highway and traffic safety for many.

Federal government relaxes hours of service rules for truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, took a big step last month toward relaxing the hours of service (HOS) rules for commercial truck drivers. HOS, which were first implemented more than 80 years ago, dictate how long drivers can remain behind the wheel. They are an important safeguard against drowsy driving, which can and do lead to too many fatal crashes.