More commercial truck and bus drivers are buckling up than ever before, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The agency compiled the data by observing nearly 21,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses at 827 roadside sites scattered across the U.S. According to the FMCSA, observers found that 74 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers wore their safety belts, a significant improvement from 2007 when only 65 percent of commercial drivers buckled up. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood expressed no signs of contentment with the improvement. “Safety belts save ... Read More
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