Road safety

FILE - In his May 22, 2012 file photo, a side mirror warning signal in a Ford Taurus at an automobile testing area in Oxon Hill, Md. Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 23, 2017 - 3:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday. At the same time, research by the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2013 file photo, a Metro-North passenger train lays on its side after derailing on a curved section of track, killing four people, in the Bronx borough of New York. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that William Rockefeller, who was the engineer on the commuter train, had "severe obstructive sleep apnea." Safety experts say millions of lives will be at risk now that U.S. officials have dropped plans to require that truck drivers and train engineers be screened for sleep apnea. Officials say testing should be left up to railroads and trucking companies. One railroad that does test, Metro-North in the New York City suburbs, found that 11.6 percent of its engineers have sleep apnea. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 08, 2017 - 6:15 pm
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a charter bus crash on northbound Highway 99 between Atwater and Livingston, Calif. U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. (AP Photo/Scott Smith, File)
August 08, 2017 - 11:39 am
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a charter bus crash on northbound Highway 99 between Atwater and Livingston, Calif. U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. (AP Photo/Scott Smith, File)
August 08, 2017 - 6:57 am
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a charter bus crash on northbound Highway 99 between Atwater and Livingston, Calif. U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. (AP Photo/Scott Smith, File)
August 08, 2017 - 3:45 am
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no...
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August 08, 2017 - 3:35 am
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no...
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July 16, 2017 - 10:54 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police in five Southeastern states are launching a weeklong program to reduce summertime wrecks and traffic deaths. "Operation Southern Shield" starts Monday in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The campaign aims to reduce the number of drivers who are...
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July 16, 2017 - 10:43 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police in five Southeastern states are launching a weeklong program to reduce summertime wrecks and traffic deaths. "Operation Southern Shield" starts Monday in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Alabama officials say the campaign aims to reduce the...
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Seth Stokes
June 07, 2017 - 11:20 am
With new legislation recently passed in Columbia by the South Carolina Legislature on new vehicle child restraint laws, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is issuing this press release today in order to inform our citizens about changes in the law. “The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for keeping...
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Patrick Gentry
May 22, 2017 - 4:34 pm
Governor Henry McMaster signed the law last week and it took effect upon his signature. The new law changes the age, weight and position of a child required to be secured in a passenger restraint system. Under the law, children younger than 8 years old are required to be properly secured while in a...
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