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How to share the roads of Montana with large trucks

Driving on the roads of Montana is not always easy. There are usually large trucks barreling down the road that cause drivers of smaller vehicles quite a bit of worry and stress. Sharing the road with these vehicles can be daunting but it's not as hard as it looks. Here are some important tips for sharing the roads of Montana with large trucks.

7 common reasons for a semitruck crash

Most semitruck drivers are responsible operators who follow the rules and deliver their cargo as safely as possible. However, some select drivers are cavalier, reckless and break every rule in the book. These drivers endanger other people on the road, and sometimes they cause fatal and catastrophic crashes.

The dangers of drowsy driving: Why you shouldn't drive sleepy

Not everyone is susceptible to falling asleep at the wheel, but some of us are. In fact, you may have experienced the heavy-lidded feeling of not being able to keep your eyes open while navigating traffic -- perhaps during a long-distance nighttime drive. The thing is, even if you don't fall asleep, being drowsy is very dangerous as it can affect your ability to quickly react to traffic and control your car.

Uber's self-driving semitrucks could prevent accidents

One of the most serious dangers on the road relates to a semitruck driver who falls asleep. A sleeping driver is likely to drive off the road, drive into oncoming traffic or cause a catastrophic and fatal accident. This is why federal lawmakers have created strict guidelines that require truckers to receive a certain amount of rest each week. However, the rest guidelines don't eliminate all sleepy driving risks, because these kinds of accidents continue to happen throughout the nation.

Hyundai reveals vehicle defects that could result in accidents

Imagine that you're driving a commercial semitruck down the road and suddenly you feel a strange vibration, a crack and the entire steering wheel falls into your lap. If something like this were to happen, you would lose control of the truck and possibly drive off the roadway and have a life-threatening accident. If you don't think something like this could happen, then you're wrong. Hyundai recently announced a defect that could cause such a calamity -- albeit on a much smaller scale than a big rig.

The Takata Airbag recall saga continues

When it comes to dangerous products, consumers rarely find out about the dangers of certain products until after numerous people have been injured and or killed. This is exactly what happened with the massive Takata Airbag recall, which has affected millions of vehicles built by different manufacturers throughout the world. When left unfixed, defective Takata airbags can explode, causing death and catastrophic injuries to passengers and drivers.

Common reasons for trucking accidents

Trucking accidents happen every day on U.S. roads and interstates. Fortunately, most of them do not result in serious injuries or death, but some of them do. For this reason, it's important that we learn and understand why trucking accidents happen so that they can be avoided in the future.

Tesla's electric semitruck can prevent jackknifing accidents

The electric automaker, Tesla, has been taking the passenger vehicle market by storm, and now it wants to tap into the semitruck and transportation business by selling the electric Tesla Semi, which boasts numerous safety features. These features could offer solutions to some of the most dangerous aspects of semitrucks that cause fatal truck accidents.

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