Let's say you're driving down a West Virginia highway and your cellphone rings. It's not just any ring either; it's the one you customized for your mother, who recently had major surgery and is recovering at home. What if she needs something?
Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance operates a three-day enforcement ramp-up of tractor trailer regulations across West Virginia and the entire United States. The 2018 event, known as International Roadcheck, has been scheduled for June 5 through 7.
Railroad workers in West Virginia and the rest of the country have certain protections under the Federal Employers Liability Act in the event they are injured while performing their job duties. The steps they take immediately following their workplace injuries can impact their rights and claims under FELA.
Some West Virginia motorists might be engaging in distracting behaviors while behind the wheel even if they disapprove of them. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found in a survey that almost 50 percent more drivers said they talked on a cellphone fairly often or regularly while they were driving compared to those who were asked a similar question in a 2013 survey. However, even though almost half said they had used handheld phones, more than half said they believed talking on the phone while driving was a serious safety issue.