At the conclusion of the first year of a state ban on texting behind the wheel in Pennsylvania, the House of Representatives has declared April 2013 to be “Distracted Driving Awareness Month” in the commonwealth. The resolution cites national statistics from 2011 when 3,331 people died and 387,000 were hurt in distracted-driving motor vehicle crashes. The…

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen, and other safety groups have sued the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) again for their regulations governing truck driver’s hours of service (HOS). Hours of Service Rules The FMCSA is responsible for the safe operation of trucks on the nation’s highways and works to prevent truck accidents. Its statutory…

Commercial truck drivers spend hours on the roads in their cabs, which function as their offices, bedrooms and virtual homes away from home. To serve these multiple purposes, cabs become full of gadgets and distractions that take a trucker’s eyes and mind off the road. As part of the movement to reduce distractions on the…

Employers are relying on temporary workers more and more throughout the workforce. From seasonal help at retail stores, to workers in landscaping, no one wants to commit to hiring full-time employees. Temps, however, are showing up in places where you might not expect them. Many white collar jobs are now “screened,” even law firms use…

The new health care bill has generated a lot of buzz and misrepresentation, specifically with regard to medical malpractice reform. The medical malpractice system exists so that patients injured by the negligence of medical personnel can sue for their injuries. It is currently the only opportunity for victims of medical malpractice to redress their injuries…

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