Choosing a bus for one's transportation means can be a very practical option for tourists and California residents alike. Some of the benefits include cost savings, extra time to multitask, or simply the freedom to take in the passing scenery. Tourists, in particular, might feel more at ease opting for bus transportation, rather than navigating unfamiliar roads on their own.
For years, drivers in California have been cautioned to avoid eating behind the wheel. Part of this comes from the fact that eating can be so distracting, while another part of the risk comes from the fact that the food most people get in their cars is not all that healthy. However a recent accident is demonstrating a third danger from eating in the car - you could choke and cause a crash.
In spite of the recent debate over the hours of service rule for truckers, a recent study shows that the problem may not be as much in the length of time behind the wheel as it is with what the truckers are consuming. The researchers found that a strong cup of Joe at a greasy spoon could actually save lives.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, more than 3,900 people died in truck accidents on California roads from 2000 to 2010. More than two-thirds of those deaths were in multi-vehicle crashes. Several consumer advocacy organizations believe that reducing the number of hours that truck drivers are on the road can reduce the number of truck accidents, and those organizations support the rule change promulgated by the FMCSA in 2011.
All are likely are of the important role trucks play in today's society. We all rely upon them to transport items from one place to another on a regular basis. What this also means of course is that we rely upon the drivers of those trucks to make sure that they are operating those trucks in a safe manner. Doing so could be the difference between a truck accident occurring or not occurring in the Placer County area.
Truck manufacturers are strongly lobbying the Transportation Department to modify their requirement for new anti-rollover systems. The truck makers contend that it will cost millions to help stop truck accidents that may never happen.
The life of a Sacramento area man was tragically cut short earlier this week when he was involved in a hit-and-run accident outside of Newcastle, California. The man, who was employed as a truck driver with Golden State Towing, was reportedly standing near his work vehicle which was parked on Interstate 80 when he was hit. Following the collision, the vehicle that hit the man fled the scene.