According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 30,000 people perish on U.S. roads every year. There is nothing more important than protecting the lives of those who travel on the road every day. Because of the threat of losing more citizens lives, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) passed a law a few years back regulating how many hours truck drivers can work and also regulating their breaks. This change in regulation has hopes aimed at preventing truck driver fatigue.
We are all familiar with the increasing traffic and congestion on Reno roads. It seems like every time we get behind the wheel there is some inattentive driver or dangerous situation that needs special attention. Some Reno drivers have suffered severe injuries as a result of the negligence of other drivers. Sadly, serious injuries like spinal cord injuries have left some Reno drivers with conditions as serious as paralysis.
Due to the terrible nature of motorcycle accident deaths, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been recording motorcycle accident death statistics since as early as the 1970s. What these statistics do is to help determine patterns in statistics and behavior that can hopefully help promote better behavior and safety standards to keep motorcyclists alive.
A devastating crash highly publicized through the Reno media has drawn attention once again. A Reno driver accused of vehicular homicide has pleaded not guilty in the death of two children who were tragically killed in the crash. According to police records, the accused person's license had been revoked or suspended on several occasions before the terrible accident. The charges of vehicular homicide could aid in proving a civil case against the accused.
There is one type of injury that can be specifically debilitating and difficult to rehabilitate. This injury is a spinal cord injury where the spinal column or nerves are damaged due to an incident. Many people associate spinal cord injury with sports, falls or even violence, but there is one means of spinal cord injury that is more prevalent than the rest. The way many suffer a spinal cord injury is in a car accident.