Most States Fail To Measure Up To Safety Advocate's Recommendations

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DaveW's Comment
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The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety have released its 18th annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws and the China virus has taken one more hit in the blame game for helping to give 2020 a "substantial uptick in the fatality rate." In her preamble to the report, Advocate's President Catherine Chase remarked that, "In 2020, emptier roads turned into racetracks, impaired and distracted driving was reported as more widespread, protections like seat belt use appear to have dipped, and the traffic fatality rate spiked. In 2021, let’s change this picture."

Most states fail to measure up to safety advocate's recommendations


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Rick S.'s Comment
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The cops have been kind of lax - to minimize contact with the public (C-19 scare). I see a lot of "equipment defects" on cars down here, that would normally be PC for a stop - but I guess they only stop people now, when they want to search (and use a license plate light for probable cause).

Here in SoFla - we only locked down for a very short time at the beginning (as far as making people stay in their homes). Thank GOD for DeSantis. Streets were empty at the beginning - we went back to our usual traffic jams pretty quick, and people got tired of being locked down pretty quick too (and started going out ANYWAYS). T'was nice for awhile.

In summary, Advocates offer the following safety recommendations, 390 of them, that states need to adopt:

For the love of sweet baby Jesus - GET A LIFE. 390 more implementations of government interference - "for our own good".

Does it NEVER END (apparently NOT)...



Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Karen: "That's it! No more vehicles because you can't play safe!"

Jammer a's Comment
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Lol hahaha

Karen: "That's it! No more vehicles because you can't play safe!"

Keith A.'s Comment
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Anecdotal and all... but I've seen more accidents in the last approximately 6 weeks than I saw through the entire lockdown process. Speeding aside most folks that were out in the early stages were generally smarter than the crowds I've seen since.


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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