Articles by Andrew R. Young

“Look Out!” for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety – Are We Doing Enough?

by Andrew R. Young | October 21st, 2015

In this magnificent country of ours it may be difficult to accept the fact that as a nation we are decades behind in protecting our pedestrians and bicyclists. According to the most recent statistics published by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the U.S. experienced near 5,000 pedestrian roadway deaths and over 700 bicyclist […]

7 Driving Tips to a Safe Lane Change

by Andrew R. Young | April 3rd, 2014

Daily we witness careless drivers cutting off other motorists or our own vehicles. We also see aggressive drivers rapidly changing lanes, weaving in and out of traffic, ignoring the right-of-way. What happens next? You or others are forced to evasively steer or brake to avoid the aggressive or careless driver. Unpleasant thoughts immediately come to mind […]

Aviation Attorney Jamie Lebovitz Discusses Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

by Andrew R. Young | March 14th, 2014

A flight destined for China from Malaysia recently went missing in mid-flight. While no wreckage or sign of the plane has been discovered so far, Aviation Accident Attorney Jamie Lebovitz recently gave some insight into what may have caused the disappearance and what actions will follow. Yesterday, News Net 5 spoke with Mr. Lebovitz regarding his […]

Do Not Disturb – How the New HOS Regs Fail

by Andrew R. Young | September 1st, 2013

Blame the unregulated for keeping the safe trucker tired. The safe trucker combats fatigue and owns up to the responsibility of developing a systematic sleep regimen allowing for quality rest. Sadly, those not regulated by the new July 1, 2013 Hours-of-Service (HOS) requirements disrespect the safe trucker’s attempt to stay well-rested. It is too bad the […]

Safety Questioned With Truck Weight, Speed Limit, and Toll Increases

by Andrew R. Young | June 13th, 2013

Early this April, Ohio’s Gov. John Kasich signed a $7.6 billion dollar “Transportation and Public Safety Budget” bill. Three controversial topics were considered through the life of this bill’s legislative process: 1) an attempt to increase truck weight limits from 80,000 to 90,000 pounds; 2) an increase in Ohio’s speed limit to 70 mph; and, […]

Is Quality Sleep For a Truck Driver Just a Dream?

by Andrew R. Young | June 4th, 2013

Quality sleep for a trucker should be a right, not a luxury. My prior article asked safe truckers to take action to make our highways safer for all motorists by being vocal to wake up their tired colleagues. This article explores how a “rogue” motor carrier is a trucker’s worst nightmare. These companies make it near impossible […]

Wake Up the Tired Truckers

by Andrew R. Young | May 21st, 2013

The definition of “well-rested” is “having had sufficient (or even more than enough) sleep or rest to function optimally during waking hours.” Most truckers know that if they or their fellow truckers are not well-rested, then their lives and the lives of others are needlessly put in danger. Safe truckers have developed a routine that […]

Car vs. Semi Accidents Make No Mistake The Semi Will Win.

by Andrew R. Young | April 15th, 2013

Car vs. semi truck accidents appear daily in the news. Here is accounting from last November where, in only three days three cars crossed the centerline head-on into the path of 18-wheelers. Stay alert when driving at all times can help prevent these types of accidents. On Tuesday, November 26, 2012, a husband and wife […]

Driver Inattention & Poorly Maintained Brakes Caused Commercial Truck-Amtrak Crash

by Andrew R. Young | December 17th, 2012

On December 11, 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) issued a press release stating that “Driver Inattention and Poorly Maintained Brakes” were the cause of the John Davis Trucking Company’s semi-truck crash with the Amtrak passenger train.  This crash ignited a fire that encompassed the truck and three passenger railcars injuring sixteen people, killing […]

Stay Alert and You Won’t Hit a Semi-Truck Head-On

by Andrew R. Young | December 4th, 2012

Within four days, three cars crossed the centerline head-on into the path of 18-wheelers.  Stay alert when driving at all times.  When driving on an open highway (one lane in each direction), please use extreme vigilance, paying close attention to remaining in your lane of travel.  One false move and you may find yourself in […]