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Spring DST linked with higher fatal crash rate for first week

West Virginia residents may have no choice but to drive drowsy after losing one hour of sleep with daylight saving time. They should know, however, that the first week after DST always sees a rise in fatal car crashes. This was the conclusion that researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder came to. Their study, the most comprehensive yet on the subject, analyzed more than 730,000 fatal crashes in the U.S. that occurred between 1996 and 2017.

If a vehicle is coming at you, can you avoid a head-on crash?

When traveling the West Virginia roads, you want to remain as cautious as possible. You know that a hazard could appear at any time and that the potential for a car accident always exists. As a result, you do your best to remain on the lookout in hopes of avoiding any dangers that may come your way.

Bill proposes interstate travel for truck drivers under 21

The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety held a hearing in February of 2020 concerning a bill introduced the previous year that, if passed, would open up interstate travel to commercial truck drivers under 21. West Virginia residents should know that every state except Hawaii allows 18- to 20-year-old CMV drivers to travel intrastate.

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