September 2016 Archives

Alabama temporarily suspends hours-of-service truck regulations

Alabama recently became one of five states to suspend a particular safety rule for fuel trucks: hours of service regulations. Lawmakers made this decision in response to the Colonial Pipeline spill that dumped hundreds of thousands of gasoline in remote areas of Alabama.

Alabama in the top 10 states for pedestrian deaths

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that in 2014, nearly 15 percent of people killed in car accidents were pedestrians. A review of their data reveals that Alabama is the 8th most dangerous state for pedestrians.

Is technology helping to make Alabama's roads safer?

Despite the media attention over the recent Tesla car crash, federal auto safety regulators have publicly committed to autonomous driving. Specifically, the United States Department of Transportation recently released the first guidelines for self-driving cars.

Dangerous designs might be to blame for toddler stroller injuries

Two products intended to provide safety to toddlers may have resulted in the opposite effect. Specifically, a recent study suggests that strollers and car carriers might actually cause traumatic brain injuries.

Alabama police investigate tragic motorcycle collision with truck

A Birmingham teenager was killed in a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a truck on a recent Saturday night. The deadly accident happened around 10 pm. The truck was apparently making a left turn at the intersection of South Shades Crest Road and Grand Oaks Drive.

Most common OSHA violations -- protect yourself on the job

How dangerous is your job? All occupations have risks. However, if you perform physical labor, work with machinery, work with chemicals or work at elevated heights, you are at increased risk for serious injuries on the job.

Birmingham driver implicated in deadly drunk driving crash

An Alabama man is facing criminal charges for a wrong-way crash he recently caused on I-65. According to Alabama State Troopers, the 36-year-old driver had refused to stop for local police before heading the wrong way on I-65 South.

Truck driving: a surprisingly dangerous job

We know that trucking accidents create serious potential for injury for other drivers on the road. And, of course, the drivers are at risk for injury in these accidents as well. What we often don't think about is how the nature of the job is dangerous, even when there is no accident.

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