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2020 International Roadcheck inspection spree set for May 5

Every year for three days, inspectors certified by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, together with local law enforcement officers, conduct an inspection spree of commercial motor vehicles, especially big rigs, with the goal of encouraging compliance with federal safety regulations. Truckers in Virginia are probably familiar with this spree; it is called the International Roadcheck.

FMCSA to conduct updated big rig causation study

Virginia residents should know that fatal large-truck crashes have been on the rise for over a decade. Between 2009 and 2018, their number went up 52.6% with 2018 seeing a total of 4,415 such incidents. This is largely due to several changes both in and out of the trucking industry: changes that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be analyzing in a new study.

Distrust of red-light cameras leads to decline

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety states that more than 800 people died in 2016 after someone ran a red light and crashed. Of these fatalities, more than half were individuals other than the guilty driver. Virginia residents are aware that running a red light is unacceptable, and they may be wondering what can help keep drivers from doing it and killing people.

Legal protections for burn injury victims

The range of traumatic injuries car accident victims can suffer in a car accident can be extensive. Car accident victims can suffer catastrophic and traumatic injuries ranging from traumatic brain injuries to disfiguring injuries and burn injuries. Burn injuries can also range in degree from first to third degree burns which is why car accident victims should understand the different types of burn injuries and what to do about them.

Help for car accident victims

Car accident victims should have a basic understanding of the different types of damages that may be available to them through a personal injury claim. If a car accident victim was injured by a negligent driver, a claim for damages against the driver may help with the victim's physical, financial and emotional damages.

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