How Many Were Killed or Injured in Passenger Vehicles in 2012?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “a passenger vehicle is a motor vehicle weighing less than 10,000 pounds; the category includes passenger cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, vans, SUVs, and other light trucks).” Over 90 percent of registered vehicles are passenger vehicles in the United States. Here are some additional statistics…

OSHA Cites Construction Company for Fall Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Jacksonville construction company for exposing its employees to numerous fall hazards. Justin Construction Co. LLC was inspected in February 2014. During the investigation, OSHA inspectors observed workers without mandatory fall protection at three separate work sites. JCC was cited for inadequate fall protection, even for employees…

Is Drugged Driving the Same as Drunk Driving?

Although many people associate impaired driving to alcohol consumption, this is not correct. According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), “an ‘impaired driver’ is one who operates a motor vehicle while affected by alcohol and/or other drugs, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, or illicit substances.” To show the prevalence of impaired driving caused by…