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December 2018 Archives

Dump/ready-mix concrete delivery truck accident rates edge up

In recent years, there have been several efforts made to use technology and increased awareness of driver fatigue to reduce truck-related accidents in Mississippi and throughout the rest of U.S. Truck drivers are also now required to electronically log their hours. However, accidents involving dump trucks and ready-mix concrete delivery trucks are still on the rise. The number of dump truck accidents involving serious accidents spiked nearly 3 percent, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA).

Collision avoidance systems will reverse spike in crashes

Mississippi motorists may be aware that U.S. traffic accidents have significantly increased over the past seven years. However, a report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch predicts that advanced collision avoidance systems will soon reverse that troubling trend.

ZF presents safety data and strategy for external airbags

Car parts manufacturer ZF has released safety data on external airbags as well as a strategy for developing the technology behind it. Residents of Mississippi who keep up with emerging vehicle safety tech will want to know more. The first thing to keep in mind is that external airbags, like self-driving cars, are far from being perfected and introduced to the driving public.

Crash-reduction technology attracts interest of trucking industry

Drivers and other professionals working within the trucking industry in Mississippi have increasing access to trucks equipped with safety technology. Systems installed that monitor truck and driver performance and analyze the data have shown a promising ability to reduce crash rates for trucking companies. A representative from a trucking company that had deployed a video monitoring system reported a significant decrease in accidents or near accidents as well as a rise in safety scores.

Studies say front automatic braking systems work

According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, automatic braking technology might work even better than expected. The study used data about vehicles manufactured by GM between 2013 and 2015. Mississippi drivers might be interested in the results of the study as automatic braking becomes more common statewide and is set to be standard equipment everywhere. The study found that vehicles with forward collision alert and front automatic braking systems were involved in 43 percent fewer rear-end collision car wrecks than vehicles that lacked the systems.

Why the holidays cause more car wrecks

Though holidays are meant to be celebratory, in some ways, they’re just plain work. Preparing meals, buying gifts and spending extended time with family can be draining. The last thing you need to deal with during this busy period is a car accident.


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