A traffic accident, even with minor injuries, can instantly bring your day to a halt. You cancel your plans to deal with the inconvenience of X-rays, car repairs and insurance issues, and it may be days before things begin to seem normal again.
One of the biggest causes of trucking accidents in West Virginia and across the U.S. is driver fatigue. Because of this, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is moving forward with new regulations meant to reduce sleep apnea in drivers, which can lead to deadly trucking accidents.
Big rigs are huge, powerful vehicles. When they collide with smaller vehicles, the damage caused to other drivers, passengers and vehicles is usually catastrophic. What causes these accidents?
It's a driving maneuver that many people perform on a semi-regular basis: passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway. While this is a perfectly legal action, there is no disputing that it can sometimes prove to be rather nerve wracking due to the relatively high rate of speed involved and the perfect timing needed to get out of the oncoming lane of traffic as quickly as possible.