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Nov 30, 2015

Bridging the Tech Gap: Onboard Safety Monitoring Tracks Drivers’ Alertness

By |Nov 30, 2015|Bridging the Tech Gap, News, Personal Injury, Safety, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Stephanie Morgan, a big rig driver, witnessed a horrific accident in late October. The company she works for is one of many that employ an Onboard Safety Monitoring (OBSM) System. Her sudden braking to avoid the accident alerted a truck-safety monitoring company, which automatically notified her boss’s office in Omaha, Nebraska. The data from the [...]

Nov 19, 2015

Bridging the Tech Gap: Bosch Industries Pedestrian Avoidance System

By |Nov 19, 2015|Auto Accidents, Bridging the Tech Gap, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

In our mobile society, everyone is a pedestrian. With over 253 million cars and trucks on the road, pedestrian fatalities are the rare traffic statistic that is on the rise. In 2013, the last year for which data is available, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 4,735 deaths in the US. In Tennessee, there [...]

Nov 9, 2015

Study Finds High Fructose Diet Impairs Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury

By |Nov 9, 2015|Brain Injuries, News, Safety|0 Comments

The dangers of a high-fructose diet are fairly well established. A diet consisting of large amounts of the sweetener heightens the risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver. A recent study from the University of California, Los Angeles has found that fructose can have devastating effects for victims recovering from traumatic brain injury. The [...]

Oct 27, 2015

Research Highlights Little Known Danger from Big Rigs

By |Oct 27, 2015|Auto Accidents, Safety, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Anyone who commutes to work on a major highway is familiar with scraps of tire debris scattered across the roadway. Occasionally, larger chunks of shredded tire belting stay in the middle of the lane, creating a minor traffic obstacle that can have major consequences. However, those little pieces of rubber are an indicator of a [...]

Sep 21, 2015

Big Yellow Buses Are Back; How to Keep Your Child Safe

By |Sep 21, 2015|Auto Accidents, News, Safety|0 Comments

After last year’s tragic school bus accident in Knoxville that cost the lives of two young girls and a teacher’s aide, attention to bus safety is at an all time high for both school districts and parents. Even with more stringent screening protocols for drivers and better due diligence requirements for contractors, accidents happen. Within [...]

Sep 14, 2015

Big Rigs, Big Government, and Small Rules

By |Sep 14, 2015|Auto Accidents, News, Safety, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Big rigs are a necessary evil; they are a cost-effective way of distributing goods around our country. Unfortunately, we don’t do a particularly good job at regulating how they run. Laws, rules, and regulations vary state by state, and companies are excellent at manipulating these rules as well as federal safety laws to increase their [...]