People who have a head injury can often face life-long challenges. In some cases, the problem is that the person has repeated brain trauma. This can come from sports injuries, but it might also involve being in more than one car wreck or other accident.
Most people in Missouri know that commercial truck drivers can spend many long and lonely hours on the road, often at night. This can lead to a high level of fatigue and contribute to a lack of safety. Many an accident has occurred due, at least in part, to trucker fatigue. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has enacted an Hours of Service rule that limits the number of hours a trucker may drive in a given day or work week. In an effort to force compliance with this rule, they have also mandated the use of electronic logging devices.
People in Missouri who have commercial driving licenses are expected to take the responsibility of safety seriously every time they climb up into their rigs. Unfortunately, that does not always seem to happen as too many truckers continue to display an utter disregard for their own safety and the safety of others. Fatigued truckers, drunk truckers and more expose innocent people to risks and losses that they should never have to endure.
Summertime is generally associated with a feeling of freedom and easy living as school breaks give way to vacations and warm weather encourages people to be out and about more often. Missouri residents love to enjoy area lakes and events with friends and family members during this season. Unfortunately, these celebrations can often be marred by tragedies caused by negligent people.