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June 2013 Archives

FMCSA issues new rules to prevent truck accidents

Truck accidents happen all the time, just look at the local news. Unfortunately, many trucking accidents are caused by unsafe truck drivers and many can be prevented. Investigations of trucking accidents in Massachusetts and throughout the country have found that several commercial trucking accidents are caused by truck driver fatigue. Truck driver fatigue is very dangerous and puts everyone at risk on the road when truck drivers do not get enough sleep or rest before driving heavy commercial trucks.

Hands-free devices lead to distracted driving car accidents

Distracted driving has become increasingly common in Massachusetts and is one of the most common causes of car accidents in the U.S. Cellphone use is one the main reasons drivers become distracted and to address the safety issues of using a cellphone while driving, automakers and cellphone companies turned to hands-free devices and voice-activated technology.

Study: many designated drivers still drink alcohol

Many people think that having a designated driver take them home will keep everyone safe on the road in Massachusetts. While designated drivers are supposed to be able to safely drive everyone home, a new study found that these drivers are not as reliable as previously believed.

Massachusetts police cracking down on texting drivers

Distracted driving is a well-known dangerous behavior, yet many drivers in Massachusetts still admit to texting behind the wheel. A recent survey by Plymouth Rock Assurance found that 40 percent of drivers in the state said they send text messages while driving.

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