This year, the 72-hour, stepped-up enforcement effort, which highlights the importance of commercial motor vehicle safety through roadside inspections, will focus on the category of driver requirements. In the past, International Roadcheck usually took place during the first week of June. However, this year, the event was moved up by one month, when the weather…

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The links included below can be used to quickly find information and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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DOT CBD Notice U.S. Department of Transportation sent this bulletin at 02/18/2020 10:00 AM EST DOT OFFICE OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY AND COMPLIANCE NOTICE The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334, (Farm Bill) removed hemp from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. Under the Farm Bill, hemp-derived products containing…

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In order to have an accident, involving you and another vehicle, the two vehicles need to come into contact. It makes sense then, to do whatever is reasonable to reduce the chances of this unfortunate contact. The most obvious way to do this is to keep away from other vehicles! The further away you are…

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Rear end collisions can cause severe vehicle damage and result in serious injuries. Braking early to alert the driver behind is one way to reduce the chances of getting hit from behind but are there other strategies? What else can you do to prevent another driver from running into you from behind? While you may…

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Over 40% of fatalities happen at intersections because there is so much activity and vehicle interactions but there are a few simple habits that can help you to reduce the risk of an intersection crash. What types of crashes happen at intersections? Rear end collisions. Turning right conflicts with vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists. Turning left…

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Even the best drivers can let their driving deteriorate when their attitude starts to slide. What attitudes can turn a normally good driver into a risk-taking one? A feeling that everyone is out to get me or hold me up. Judgements about other driver’s actions “everyone else is a lousy driver” that leads to frustration.…

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(DCIST) Starting Feb. 28, the D.C. Department of Public Works will begin issuing tickets to any driver seen improperly parking, stopping or leaving a bike lane. Buses dropping off groups need to be aware of bike lanes and pick their drop-off spots carefully! The link below provides a Bike Map of Downtown DC. https://ddot.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ddot/page_content/attachments/BikeMap2019_Pg1.pdf

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FMCSA Provided Tips for the Safe Use of GPS Navigation Systems Select an electronic navigation system intended for use by truck and bus drivers Before drivers begin their trip, they should type in all relevant information about their vehicles so the system can provide the appropriate route Follow the route recommended by the navigation system,…

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