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April 2019 Archives

Marijuana can negatively impact drivers

It's not uncommon for motorists to share Ohio roads with drivers who are impaired by marijuana. However, determining if a driver is impaired by the drug is difficult. This is because marijuana can stay in a person's system for many days after it's smoked or otherwise ingested. Even if a test detects the substance in a person's system, this doesn't mean that he or she is impaired.

Head-on collisions most common type of car-truck accident

Warm weather makes for optimal road trip weather for vacations, visiting family, attending music festivals and so much more. This means you and other drivers will share the road with large trucks at some point in your journey. Respecting a truck driver’s space makes both you and the truck driver safer.

Most truck accidents occur in oil region, according to report

Most truck drivers in Ohio and the rest of the nation have an honest desire to complete their regular hauls as safely as possible. Even so, there are times when concerning patterns begin to emerge with certain types of accidents. This is what has happened with two accidents involving semi-trucks that occurred near the same mile marker on a highway bypass in North Dakota.

CVSA's 72-hour roadcheck to focus on steering, suspension

Once a year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance holds an inspection spree called the International Roadcheck as a way to enforce compliance with federal CMV regulations. In 2019, the Roadcheck is to be held from June 4 to 6. Truck and bus drivers in Ohio may find themselves being pulled over at random for an inspection during that time. They should know that the majority will be Level I inspections, which are the most comprehensive.

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