DANGEROUS HIGHWAY * USA: Truck-related crashes increase in Ohio
* Ohio - “There’s not a load out there that’s more important than human life,” Bradley said
Ohio in the past four years as the economy has improved and logistic centers that need thousands of semi-trucks have been added in the Springfield-Dayton region, an investigation by this newspaper found... Truck operators and owners say safety has greatly improved, decreasing the number of crashes from 10 to 20 years ago and statistics point to car drivers increasingly being blamed for the wrecks... But safety advocates say more needs to be done to protect drivers from dangerous conditions caused by a larger mix of large trucks and other vehicles on roadways... Brad Bradley, director of safety for Home Run Trucking Inc., of Xenia, OH, said safety is an ongoing focus. It’s involves regular training, including mandatory training, videos, testing, inspections of vehicles by independent inspectors and more... Drivers are expected to check for items as minute as a license plate light. Something as small as that will give inspectors a reason to pull a driver over, he said...
(Photo by JEFF GUERINI - A semi-truck carrying dry wall crashed and landed on it’s side on Interstate 70 in Clark County. The driver was transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center with non life threatening injuries) -- Springfield, OH, USA - The Springfield News Sun, by Michael Cooper and Thomas Gnau - 18 Sept 2016