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4 tips to avoid a wreck with a semitruck

If you are like other drivers in Waco, you have probably found yourself riding next to a semitruck and hoping it did not decide to change lanes at that precise moment. You may have even seen the aftermath of wrecks involving semitrucks on Interstate 35. When it comes to a crash involving a semi and a passenger vehicle, it is usually the passenger vehicle that comes out a mangled mess.

Drowsy driving: A national safety crisis that's preventable

Around 2.6 percent of all fatalities recorded in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's database is related to drowsy driving. While that figure is from 2014, when 846 people died in crashes caused by this problem, it should be noted that the problem has remained fairly constant for as long as the records have been kept.

Companies can't fire truckers for focusing on safety

The trucking industry can be dangerous, and drivers are employees. As such, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that truckers who are simply trying to work safely and without injury cannot be fired or retaliated against as a result.

7 safety issues in a day care

You work full time, so the easiest way for you to make sure your child is safe and happy is to use a day care center. It's easy to drop the child off on the way to work and pick him or her back up on the way home.

Lane-splitting: Is it legal in Texas?

Lane splitting is simple: It's a tactic that motorcyclists use to pass traffic, generally when it's stopped and backed up. There may not be enough room for a car to move forward when a two-lane interstate comes to a stop, for instance, but a motorcycle can easily fit between the cars in both lanes.

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