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“Highway Hypnosis” blamed for deadly New York Commuter Train Derailment

          The New York Times reported yesterday that the engineer operating the Metro-North Railroad train that derailed this past weekend claimed to have been dazed and zoned out in the moments before the derailment, suffering from “Highway Hypnosis”. “Highway Hypnosis” is a form of fatigued driving where  drivers minds are lulled by the monotonous routines …

New FMCSA Data includes Lack of Seat Belt Use

Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released safety data from 2011, including the following: One-third of truck occupant fatalities occurred when occupant was not wearing a seatbelt; 64% of large truck fatal crashes occurred on rural roads; of the 530 fatal crashes in work zones in the country, 27% — or 144 …

NYC Looks to Crossover Mirrors to Reduce Trucker Blind Spots

It’s been said that what begins in New York City will reach the rest of the country eventually. With that in mind, it’s fair to wonder how long before municipalities follow New York’s lead in mandating that commercial vehicles have crossover mirrors installed. Crossover mirrors – those front-end mirrors that help drivers see over the …

GPS Devices Steering Truckers onto Roads Designed for Passenger-Vehicle Traffic

Remember the days of enormous road maps flopping and folding across your front seat? By now, those seem like days from a different lifetime. Nowadays, GPS-equipped, on-board mapping devices guide us around every corner, directing us from our driveways to literally any destination in the world. Some devices provide detailed information that leads us away …

Tractor Trailer Sideswipes Passenger Car in Boonville, NY

A woman was injured when her car was sideswiped by a passing tractor trailer on Route 12 in Boonville, N.Y., on Wednesday, April 25. According to UticaOD.com, the woman was in the southbound lane of Route 12, waiting to make a right turn onto Lover’s Lane when a tractor trailer attempted to pass on the …

Two Tractor Trailers Collide in New Windsor, NY

One man was seriously injured when a tractor trailer smashed into another on Interstate 87 in New Windsor, N.Y., on Monday, April 9. According to the Times Herald-Record, one truck was driving north on I-87 when it plowed into a truck that sat disabled on the shoulder of the road. The driver of the disabled …

Motorist Dies in Tractor Trailer Crash in Yonkers

A tractor trailer hauling garbage in Yonkers collided with a passenger car on Friday, April 6, killing the driver of the car. According to LoHud.com, the two vehicles collided and the car was crushed between the semi and a concrete barrier that divides Central Park Avenue from Interstate 87. The New York State Thruway was …

Motorcyclist Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Hamburg, NY

A 48-year-old motorcyclist was killed when his bike collided head-on with a tractor trailer on Route 20 in Hamburg, N.Y. on Tuesday, April 3. According to a report on WIVB.com, the motorcycle was traveling westbound on Route 20 when it crashed into Canada-bound truck, which burst into flames after the accident. The driver of the …

Overturned Tractor Trailer Injures Three in NYC

A tractor trailer flipped on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and landed on a pickup truck on Wednesday, March 21. According to WABC, three people in the pickup truck were injured in the accident, which left the tractor trailer wedged under the Brooklyn Bridge overpass. The crash also left fuel spilling from the tractor, prompting a …

Truck, Tractor Trailer Crash Injures One Near Buffalo

According to BuffaloNews.com, a tractor trailer and a storage truck were involved in a two-vehicle crash in Cambria, N.Y. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, that left one man injured. The two commercial vehicles collided at the intersection of Ridge and Cambria-Wilson roads. The driver of the tractor trailer was treated for minor injuries at an area …

Several Injured Truck-Buggy Collision in Messena, NY

Several Amish adults and two children were injured when a FedEx truck collided with their horse-drawn buggy in Massena, N.Y., on Monday, Feb. 27. According to The Wall Street Journal, the crash occurred on Route 37 near the Canadian border. Two children riding in the buggy were seriously injured, and three adults were treated for …

Semi Accident Leaves Two Injured in Charlotte, NY

A minivan was rear-ended by a car and sent into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer on Route 60 in Charlotte, N.Y., on Sunday, Feb. 26. According to the Observer, one passenger in the van was ejected from the vehicle and seriously injured. Three people involved in the accident, including the driver of the …

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