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The Best Ideas to Avoid the Dangers Large Trucks Pose to Pedestrians

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users, especially when large trucks are present. Not only do pedestrians lack the protections afforded by a motor vehicle, they often disappear into truck blind spots. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), large trucks traveling 65 mph take up to the length of two football fields...

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Federal Judge Orders OSU and Survivors of Dr. Strauss’s Sexual Abuse to Participate in Mediation

COLUMBUS – A federal district court judge has ordered OSU to participate in mediation with Dr. Strauss’s sexual abuse survivors, holding in abeyance OSU’s Motion to Dismiss. Judge Michael H. Watson of the Southern District of Ohio ruled that the case, which was brought by victims of former OSU physician Dr. Richard Strauss, will proceed...

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A Columbus Attorney Discusses the Dangers of Truck Safety Technology

Large, fast and unruly: it’s no surprise that tractor-trailer trucks are the cause of some of the deadliest accidents in Ohio. Fortunately, great advancements have been made in trucking safety technology in recent years. While these tools should be making Columbus’ roads safer, our research has shown that they come with their own safety challenges as well.  What...

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A Columbus Attorney Discusses Underride Truck Accidents

Underride truck accidents occur when a smaller passenger vehicle crashes into a tractor-trailer and gets crushed underneath. They can happen at the rear of a trailer or on the side, and often result in severe or life-threatening injuries. Common factors include:   Visibility issues: Heavy rain and fog can obstruct drivers’ view, increasing the risk of crashing...

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Speeding Truck Drivers: A Serious Danger On Columbus Roads

We see them everywhere in and around Columbus: massive big rigs sharing the roadways with smaller passenger vehicles. These vehicles can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and when drivers speed, they can cause catastrophic accidents that can leave multiple road users hurt. Truck drivers are often under pressure to deliver as much cargo as...

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Truck Safety Technology Can Prevent Accidents in Ohio

Safety advocates hope advances in technology will significantly reduce the risk of trucking accidents on the nation's roads. The National Safety Council reports new collision-mitigation technology may save lives by reducing serious and fatal traffic collisions involving tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. Systems under development use a combination of radar and cameras to identify...

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Reducing Risks of Ohio Trucking Collisions

Determining causation after an Ohio trucking accident is a complex challenge. Preventing such accidents is also complex. It's a critical safety issue because of the increasing number of road deaths. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2016 saw a total of 3,986 deaths caused by large truck accidents. Economic expansion and a nationwide...

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Fatigued Drivers a Leading Cause of Columbus Trucking Accidents

With the economy booming and a nationwide trucker shortage of more than 50,000 drivers, fatigue among commercial drivers is a critical safety issue. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Transportation has begun phasing in a requirement for mandatory electronic tracking of Hours-of-Service compliance for most commercial truckers. For decades, truckers were permitted to keep paper logbooks...

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