Tag Archives: big rigs

Preventing traffic pile-ups

This month has been a deadly one for big rigs on windy highways shared with Santa Clara County, our neighbor to the east. In two weeks time, in two separate incidents, two commercial trucks lost control and drove through traffic … Continue reading

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Local logging company responds to ‘Jake Brakes’ letter to Street Smarts

After seeing Thursday column regarding “Jake Braking” on the Fishhook, the Big Creek Lumber Co. of Davenport wrote in to Street Smarts seeking to set the record straight. Here’s what was said: “The local log truck drivers who haul in … Continue reading

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Crashes involving large trucks means death for those in the other vehicle

Fact from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Passengers in vehicles involved in crashes with large trucks are more likely to die as a result on that collision. “In 2011, 3,757 people were killed in motor-vehicle crashes involving a large … Continue reading

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Improving commercial vehicle safety keeps everyone on the road safe

When people think of the California Highway Patrol, they may think of state troopers monitoring the state’s highway for bad drivers, not auto mechanics poking around the inner workings of big rigs, buses, school buses, farm vehicles and other commercial … Continue reading

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