Fight Over Driver Fatigue Rules Continues in Minnesota

For safety reasons, for all drivers and passengers on the road, authorities establish certain requirements for truck drivers, including rules aimed at keeping fatigued truck drivers off of the road. Understanding the safety risks that driver fatigue poses, the Minnesota State Patrol and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance established a checklist for determining whether a… Read more »

“Zero Accidents” is the Goal for Commercial Vehicle Regulators

Commercial motor vehicles are a common sight on the nation’s highways, including here in Minnesota. Trucks and buses are an integral part of the transportation system that moves goods and passengers efficiently all over the country. To address the importance of safety in this industry, Congress created a regulatory agency, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety… Read more »

Teen Driving: Graduating to Full Licensure

One of the biggest risk factors contributing to the prevalence of car accidents is inexperience. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), teen drivers age 16 to 19 are four times more likely to be involved in car accidents than drivers age 20 or older. IIHS numbers indicate that the accident risk is… Read more »