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Love to ride a motorcycle? Keep these safety tips in mind

If the sun shining down in Nebraska on a nice, warm day makes you want to take your motorcycle for a ride, you are likely in the company of many other like-minded people. Traveling along on two wheels, feeling the wind in your hair (underneath your safety helmet, of course) and watching the clouds roll by may be what you consider a perfect recipe for a wonderful day. Perhaps you enjoy taking a passenger along sometimes as well.

ATRI Study to Identify Safe, Younger Drivers

Image result for young truck drivers The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is working to identify the next generation of sale commercial drivers using data on seasoned professionals.  ATRI, in phase one of its research, has identified the characteristics of safe, older commercial drivers in hopes of developing a Younger Driver Assessment Tool.  The study uses existing scientific literature that compares character traits against associated safety outcomes. Personality, health and cognition have been identified in the report as predictors of safe driving. 

CRASH PREVENTABILITY STUDY

Image result for crash preventability study Motor carriers with eligible accidents have the opportunity to participate in FMCSA's Crash Preventability Demonstration Program, which started August 1, 2017. The study is expected to last a minimum of 24 months. FMCSA believes studies show that crash involvement is a strong indicator of future crash risk, while many stakeholders agrue that preventability should be taken into consideration. The program will put those arguments to the test. A crash is eligible for participation in the program if it occurred on or after June 1, 2017 and the:

SLEEPER-BERTH TIME

Image result for sleeper berth time Depending on the results of an FMCSA pilot program, relief may soon be on the way for commercial truck drivers who use a sleeper berth. The agency plans to recruit 200 truck drivers to participate in the pilot, which would allow them to use their sleeper berths in shorter chunks of time without sacrificing work hours.

Knowing the risks is beneficial, but may not prevent a collision

Motor vehicle accidents occur far too often, and in many cases, could be completely avoidable. Aside from being an inconvenience, some collisions can unfortunately be dangerous, subsequently posing a threat to your health, as well as the health of everyone involved.

Don't get taken for a ride after your motorcycle accident

Trying to get the care and financial support you need after a suffering injuries in a motorcycle crash can feel like a wild ride. If your motorcycle accident was the result of another's negligent actions, according to the laws of Nebraska, you have the right to fair and full compensation for your losses. Unfortunately, many struggle to achieve this.

Tailgating: One of the Deadliest Sins on the Road

For most drivers, it is very irritating when someone drives close behind them. If the tailgater is pulling a fully loaded 18-wheeler, it not only can cause anger, it can also be downright terrifying. As trucking professionals, we should keep in mind that tailgating is not just a pubic relations issue, it is also very dangerous and costly.

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