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What are the inspection requirements for commercial vehicles?

While large trucks such as tractor-trailers are an effective means to deliver large shipments across town, the state or even the nation, these vehicles pose many risks. Because of this, commercial vehicles must undergo inspection to ensure that the vehicle has been properly maintained and is safe for travel on the roadways.

Fatal semi-truck crash in Iowa kills one

Residents in Iowa often encounter various types of vehicles traveling on the roadways. Commercial vehicles, such as semi-trucks, are frequently seen on the roads in Iowa. These vehicles help with the timely delivery of goods and shipments. Despite the benefits that these massive vehicles provide, they also create several risks and dangers on the roads. Because these vehicles are used primarily to transport goods, federal regulations control the use and operation of them. However, when a driver is negligent or does not adhere to these regulations, a serious or even fatal crash could ensue.

The causes of fatal car crashes in Iowa

While there are many reasons for accidents on Iowa roadways, there are some causes of fatal car accidents that occur more frequently than others, and some are more dangerous than others. Understanding the causes of accidents and fatalities can help people to prevent accidents and protect themselves on the road. It can also help people to understand the legal ramifications of an accident.

Are certain drivers more prone to injuries in a car accident?

Are certain drivers prone to more serious injuries in a car accident? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, older adult drivers are at a higher risk for suffering injuries in a car accident. A study indicated that is 2012, more than 5,560 older adults were fatally injured in car crashes while more than 214,000 were injured.

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