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Truck accidents: Just say no to the no-zone

When it comes to being safe around semitrucks, there's a little thing called the "no-zone" and you want to avoid being in this zone like the plague. All big vehicles have no-zones that surround them, and when a car enters one of these areas, a collision is much more likely to occur.

Prevent truck accidents by avoiding the no zone

Most drivers are accustomed to seeing large trucks on Virginia highways. In fact, these trucks are so commonplace that drivers rarely consider how extremely dangerous they are. During peak traffic times, you might end up getting a little too close to these large vehicles -- so close that you could get hit and involved in a catastrophic accident.

How do trucking companies cause accidents?

Truck drivers need to be the most careful drivers on the road. That's because the slightest misstep could spell ultimate disaster for a truck driver and any vehicle and its driver and passengers around the truck driver. Big trucks are slow to accelerate, slow to stop, slow to maneuver and they weigh thousands and thousands of pounds more than the average vehicle.

Important things to know about commercial truck accidents

An accident involving a big rig truck -- especially if it is with a smaller vehicle -- will often cause serious and catastrophic injuries. These collisions can be fatal as well. If the crash involves a truck that is carrying hazardous and/or flammable cargo, it can also represent dangers for surrounding vehicles and pedestrians who may not have even been involved in the collision. This article will discuss several important things to keep in mind when it comes to these dangerous incidents.

10 percent of fatal accidents involve large trucks

You've probably heard people in Virginia Beach talk about the high fatality rates in car accidents and the overall danger that driving poses—especially when compared to flying. However, did you know how big of a role large trucks play in these accidents? The stats show that 10 percent of all of the deadly accidents in the United States involve these vehicles.

Fatal trucking accident claims the life of Virginia truck driver

Semi-truck accidents happen frequently across the United States and in the state of Virginia. Drivers are often overworked, sleep deprived and in some cases, they take various controlled substances to artificially stay alert on the roadway. Because of the immense size of tractor-trailers, semi-truck accidents often cause catastrophic damages to the drivers of smaller automobiles with whom they share the roadway.

What are the regulations for drivers drinking before a shift?

Drunk driving accidents are often very serious or even fatal, and the chances of serious injury increase exponentially when the person driving under the influence is operating a commercial vehicle. Victims of these types of accidents may be surprised to find out that the tractor-trailer driver was driving drunk and wonder about how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations deal with drinking and operating a commercial vehicle.

Safe driving practices to avoid fatal injuries around semi-trucks

Commercial trucks and tractor-trailers are large, heavy and extremely dangerous when they are involved in an accident. Indeed, semi-truck drivers and the drivers of smaller vehicles are all in great danger of suffering fatal injuries whenever such an incident occurs. For this reason, it is vital for truck drivers to be vigilant in keeping their eyes on the road; in using extra caution and never driving when they are drowsy or under the influence of an intoxicant.

Virginia man sentenced for accident that killed truck driver

Far too often we see people convicted of drunk driving who continue to drive until they take a life. That's the case of a 25-year-old Norfolk man. He has been sentenced to five years behind bars for his role in a multi-vehicle crash that killed a Virginia Beach man.

Virginia party bus crash leads to 1 death, many injuries

When people board a party bus, they are expecting to have a good time. Unfortunately, this was not the case in Lorton, Virginia, over the weekend, due to a crash that killed one person and sent others to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

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