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Mark Bello

Is the ConnDOT Avoiding a Serious Roadway Problem?

Road conditions can be the primary cause or a significant contributing factor in motor vehicle accident cases. How a road is designed and temporary conditions, such as construction activity, can result in serious accidents. Two accidents this week have left Connecticut officials […]

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What is the Real Culprit of Truck Blowouts?

Trucking accidents are often caused by mechanical failures, with one of the bigger culprits being compromised tires. The number of deadly accidents related to big-rig tires is on the rise. According to government figures, between 2009 and 2013, heavy trucks […]

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A Must Read for Anyone that Uses Public Highways

Most of us know that when a passenger car collides with a commercial truck, the impact is usually severe and often results in life-long injuries, even death. When the truck driver or the trucking company carries inadequate insurance coverage to […]

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Fatal Hayride Accident Spotlights the Lack of Federal Regulations

October is a time for apple cider, doughnuts, hayrides, and haunted houses. The last thing anyone expects is to be seriously injured or lose a loved one from being thrown off a hayride. A Halloween-themed hayride in Maine turned tragic […]

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Will Graduated Trucking Licenses Improve Safety?

Two months ago, a Santa Cruz man was on his way to work when a tractor-trailer hauling 2-tons of dirt slammed into his car on Highway 17, a mountainous road just south of Los Gatos, CA.  The 25-year-old man was […]

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NTSB Releases Final Report in Fatal Tractor Trailer Accident

On March 26, 2010, a Kentucky man was driving a 15-passenger Dodge van on Interstate 65 when it was struck head-on by a tractor trailer that broke through the steel barrier cables along the median….

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Who Benefits From Tort Reform? Criminals!

Last week, a truck driver pleaded guilty to 15 counts of falsifying his log books to conceal that he was driving in excess of the lawful number of allowable driving hours without the required rest…

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Unsafe Acts Cause Commercial and Passenger Vehicle Accidents

Commercial vehicles such as eighteen-wheelers are necessary for our economy, but are also present dangers on our roadways that are predominantly occupied by passenger vehicles. Oftentimes, a traffic…

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Drive Safely Around Big Rigs

If you have spent time examining car-truck traffic accident statistics (victims who have been involved in a truck-big rig crash certainly have) you will note that there are over 500,000 truck…

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On the Highway in America? Watch for Big Rigs

If you spend any time advocating for highway safety, you will often research and analyze traffic accident statistics. Many people do not concern themselves with these things until, of course, a…