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Study identifies states with most dangerous drivers

When it comes to dangerous driving, Tennessee ranks roughly somewhere in the middle of the 50 states according to 2015 data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration that was analyzed by the auto insurance comparison website CarInsuranceComparision.com. The report examined five different elements related to motor vehicle accidents: drunken driving, failure to obey traffic signals or wear seat belts, speeding, fatalities per 100 million miles traveled and careless driving.

How autonomous trucks could impact Mississippi drivers

According to a report from the American Transportation Research Institute, autonomous trucks will have a profound impact on the trucking industry. They could be a catalyst for regulatory reform as well as a tool to increase safety and efficiency. However, as humans will still be needed to oversee the trucks, drivers may not have to worry about losing their jobs just yet.

Almost 4k trucks non-serviceable after nationwide road check

Many Mississippi truck drivers may be out of work due to a nationwide inspection held Sept. 11 through 17. The annual event, known as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Week, left nearly 4,000 large commercial trucks across the country out of service because of brake and other mechanical violations.

Common signs of nursing home abuse

One of the best things about the technological boom of the last forty years has been the increase in life expectancy. As a result of this development, many people have had the opportunity to know more generations of their own family and to experience more in a lifetime than ever before.

Court ruling may impact Mississippi truck drivers

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that disclosing non-serious safety violations to employers is not a violation of driver privacy. The ruling affirms a decision made by a lower court on Oct. 21. In a written statement, the judge in the case said that such disclosures helped the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration keep roads safe. Since 2005, trucking companies have had access to limited information from the Motor Carrier Management Information System.

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