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Caring for Aging Parents and Loved Ones

According to AARP and National Alliance for Caregiving statistics, nearly 17% of American adults provide care for someone over the age of 50. Caring for an aging loved one is an emotional and sometimes all-consuming responsibility. The switch from child to caregiver can occur overnight and many adult children are not prepared. You may wonder if your parent is safe living in their own home, or if it is time to make other arrangements for their continued safety and well-being. Experts advise the best approach to evaluating a senior’ situation is a holistic one, considering the person’s overall health, but warn of a few tale-tale signs that your parent may be struggling.

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Uncontrolled Railroad Crossings Pose Dangers Across the US

A recent surge of rail accidents at uncontrolled, rural crossings across the United States has highlighted the dangers posed to motorists, pedestrians and railroad workers.

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US Policymakers Recommend Nursing Home Reforms

The poor quality of care provided in nursing homes is a hot topic among US policymakers. A long overdue review has revealed alarming deficiencies, spurring recommendations for immediate, radical change.

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New Federal Motor Carrier Regulation to Require Semi Speed Limiters

The US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed a new rule that will require the use of semi truck speed limiters. Learn more about the proposed rule and how it may reduce the number of fatal semi collisions.

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Missouri Motorcycle Fatalities Are on the Rise

Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation because they are fun to ride and are more economical than cars. But they are also much more dangerous than cars.

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Missouri Semi Driver Charged With Manslaughter After High Speed Crash

A recent tragic event highlights the dangers of semi trucks to others on the roadways. A truck driver named Kevin Brunson was recently indicted in Boone County, Missouri on the charge of 1st Degree Manslaughter for his dangerous driving of a semi in December along I-70 that caused the death of Boone County’s assistant fire chief.

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Automatic Braking Malfunctions on the Rise

According to an agreement entered into in 2016 by a conglomerate of 20 car manufacturers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, collision avoidance braking systems will become standard in all new passenger vehicles sold in the United States by the Fall of 2022.

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New Headlight Rule Should Enhance Road Safety

To battle the US trend of increasing traffic fatalities, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued its final ruling which will permit the use of adaptive driving beam headlights on new vehicles

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New Rule Allows Teens to Drive Semis Across State Lines

A new truck driver apprenticeship program will allow truck drivers under the age of 21 to travel across state lines. This federal program aims to solve the trucking industry’s need for over 80,000 drivers and supply chain issues posed by COVID-19.

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Dangers of Semi Trucks

We've discussed the numerous dangers posed by large commercial vehicles on the roadways in several previous blogs. This month a semi-truck driver convicted on multiple charges in connection with a fatal April 2019 crash on Interstate 70 near Denver, Colorado, was sentenced to 110 years in prison.

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