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Verizon Connect study ranks work vehicle safety by state

Anyone in Mississippi who makes a living driving a big rig, pickup, light van or other work vehicle will want to know about the results of a study by Verizon Connect, the fleet management systems provider. The study produced a ranking of the safest and the most dangerous states for work vehicle drivers.

Drowsy driving and truck drivers

According to some estimates, drowsy driving is responsible for an estimated 100,000 motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States. Commercial truck drivers should be aware that they have a higher risk of driving while drowsy. The large weight and size of commercial big rigs and trucks makes them extreme hazards in drowsy driving accidents, and such vehicles are more likely to contribute to substantial and life-ending injuries.

Distracted driving continues to pose a threat

Throughout Mississippi and the rest of America, people on the roadways face a significant and growing threat from distracted driving. Despite laws prohibiting distracted driving in 47 states, it continues to be a serious phenomenon. In surveys, many people who denounce the practice as dangerous admit to driving while distracted. Despite recognition of the issue, drivers still feel compelled to play with mobile phones and other devices.

Brake violations are a common cause of trucking accidents

As motorists in Mississippi navigate traffic, they rely on their brakes to stay safe. Failing brakes, especially in commercial trucks and buses, represent a serious safety hazard. That's why the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance schedules annual inspection sprees of trucks and buses. The alliance's upcoming event, Brake Safety Week, is scheduled for Sept. 16-22.

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