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Drowsy Driving: Fact vs Fiction

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The personal injury law firm of Edelstein Martin & Nelson has spent decades representing people and family members of victims of commercial truck accidents and we know that drowsy driving is one of the greatest threats on the road. - See more at: http://delaware-trucking-lawyer.com/drowsy-driving-fact-vs-fiction/#sthash.040qotWn.dpuf A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)(1) found nearly 5,000 people die in drowsy driving traffic accidents every year and anywhere from 10% to 20% of truck accidents involve a driver who is tired. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drowsy drivers are responsible for 17% of all fatal car accidents. Driving while...

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Chicken Truck Accident Shuts Down Southbound Lanes of Route 1

Police reopened Route 1 in Smyrna following a crash involving two tractor trailers. One of the trucks was hauling live chickens. The accident happened just before 4 am on Wednesday, October 12 in the southbound lanes close to exit 119. According to Cpl. Jeffrey Hall, a spokesman for the Delaware State Police, one truck overturned in the collision but neither driver was hurt. The chicken trailer spilled onto the highway, spilling a load of live chickens over a quarter-mile stretch of road. Take Alternate Route Motorists were advised to use U.S. 13 as an alternate route. One lane was reopened by 8:30 am and...

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Self Driving Trucks Will Hit the Roads in 2017

While many thought self-driving technology would remain in the realm of consumer cars for some time — after all, self-driving cars are still being tested in limited markets — the technology could become a big part of the future of trucking. Silicon Valley Start-Up Called Otto A Silicon Valley start-up called Otto, which was started by former Google employees who were involved in the company’s self-driving car project, has started testing their self-driving technology on three Volvo commercial trucks equipped with radar, cameras, and spinning laser sensors. By May 2016, the trucks had already logged more than 10,000 miles. - See more at: http://delaware-trucking-lawyer.com/self-driving-trucks-will-hit-roads-2017/#sthash.RQ7dx2Ei.dpuf Beginning...

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