Too often, Pennsylvanians' lives are put at risk when truck drivers violate hours-of-service regulations and drive too long without rest. To protect us from truck driver fatigue, federal regulations require the operators of large commercial vehicles to keep detailed driving records.
Whether or not people think about it, interstate highways in Pennsylvania are dangerous. Many of us never think that we will be the ones involved in a highway accident; however, all of us have seen an accident on the side of the road at one time or another. For those of us who have been involved in an accident, we now just how terrifying and damaging a motor vehicle accident can be.
How many times does a company have to be disciplined by a government agency in order to make changes that improve workplace safety? In the case of one Shippensburg company, the answer isn't yet clear, but for the third time in four years, the company -- Domestic Casting Co. -- has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for multiple safety violations.
Whether a traveler is a driver or a passenger in a vehicle, a person is a pedestrian while entering and exiting a vehicle. This can create additional dangers that many are not completely aware of. Whether they are in a parking lot, crossing the road, or on a sidewalk, when a person is traveling by foot near automobiles, they risk being hit by them. This is especially true for bus passengers. If a driver is not paying attention, speeding or distracted, they could collide with a pedestrian.