Was the truck driver drowsy because his company forced him to drive too many hours over his limit? Was he distracted, maybe using his phone which is against the law, because his company does not train him properly or fails to enforce the rules?
Last night we lost another fine member of our community, and for no good reason. Was the trucker fatigued? Was the trucker distracted?
I was honored to be invited by Senator Jill Schupp to testify at the Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee in favor of her SB821 next week, but I cannot make it due to other commitments at work. About the Bill: Applies ban on using cell phones related to text messaging while driving to all drivers.
As a long-time safety advocate, and hard-nosed seat belt user, I believe it is time we require seat belt use, and make primary enforcement the law in our state. You don’t have to believe me, read the facts, the numbers don’t lie: seat belts save lives.
Two beautiful people out on a beautiful ride on a beautiful day, until carelessness intervened. So here’s my point: this was no “accident.”
I have represented a number of folks who’ve been seriously injured by flying chunks of frozen snow and ice coming off the tops of semi trucks on our highways.
Two folks from our community are now in the hospital, instead of their homes tonight. Why? Because another driver just simply did not look twice.
Imagine a car that prevents all deaths! What a wonderful concept! And, it should greatly reduce injuries as well!
This morning the topics discussed on the statewide arena involved the possibility of turning roads over to local agencies and how that would seriously hurt the local cities and counties lacking the funding to take care of the roads.
Trial Attorneys set up Emergency Response Teams To Help Families in Need After the Flooding in Eastern Missouri