Trucking safety is a major public concern for people in Oklahoma and across the country. It's important to note that tractor-trailer accidents are far more likely to injure or even kill the occupants of passenger cars than truckers. Therefore, it's vital that the government maintains clear and accurate information about trucking safety records in order to reduce the likelihood of these types of crashes.
Lately, there have been more news reports of police officers using excessive force. There is public outcry for transparency on the part of law enforcement. Using body cameras and dash cams to record officers while they work has been a proposed solution. Proponents of video use say this would not only protect the officer, it would help reach a conclusion on why certain procedures were done.
Commercial truck drivers in Oklahoma might want to check their brakes. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Week is scheduled to take place Sept. 16-22. During the event, CVSA inspectors will conduct roadside checks on commercial trucks and pull from service those with critical brake issues.