Interstate-95 kept commuters in traffic most of the morning recently. Two big-rig accidents occurred that day. A tractor-trailer crashed into the back of another tractor-trailer, spilling diesel fuel on the roadway. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. They said both trucks were moving at the time and no one was hurt.
A semi-truck jackknifed on Interstate-95 near Old St. Augustine Road in Jacksonville, closing two lanes for hours beginning around 2:00 p.m. Hazmat officials were at the scene. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating what happened. There were no injuries.
Truckers beware. The following is must-read for you. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently put together a list of the 100 deadliest highways in America. Florida’s Interstate-95 was at the top. The report covered a four-year period ending in 2008. It states that there were over 650 fatal accidents on Interstate-95 during that timeframe. [...]
Have you heard about Green Road, a two-inch device with lights that go from green to yellow to red? It monitors how you are driving and lets you know if you are driving recklessly. When it first came out, it was marketed as a consumer product; however, commercial trucking companies are now looking into it. [...]
As a reminder, Florida trucking regulations govern commercial trucks; they ensure the safety of our Florida roads. Most drivers follow these regulations, but some do not. When this happens, accidents occur. A few simple rules to follow – Drivers are allowed on the roads from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset. Trucks [...]
Something to remember – Being involved with a semi-truck on a Florida roadway can be a very serious accident. However, being hit by a speeding semi-truck is not only dangerous, it can also result in serious injuries, such as spinal cord, head or back injuries and it can result in death. If you are involved [...]
Did you know that there are over 3,000 tractor-trailer accidents every year in Florida? Many are because of driver negligence or fatigue. Some are simply because of reckless driving, which includes speeding, failure to yield right of way, weaving in and out of lanes and just not paying attention. Because of the huge size of [...]
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 27-year old woman, was weaving in and out of the northbound lanes while driving the wrong way on US 27 late the other night. A semi-truck driver, spotted the weaving car and swerved to avoid a head-on collision. Unfortunately, they ended up side-swiping each other and both vehicles stopped [...]
A man, driving in his pick-up truck on the north side of County Road 249, crossed into the southbound lane for unknown reasons and immediately crashed into a tractor trailer, driven by 39-year old man. The driver of the pick-up was not wearing his seatbelt, was thrown from the truck while the semi jackknifed and the [...]
Florida Highway Patrol officials are trying to determine why a 25-year old pedsetrian, was lying on State Road 100 early in the morning recently. Reports indicate that he was killed when a semi-truck hit him. The 52-year old driver tried to stop when he saw the pedestrian in the road, but could not do so [...]