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January 2011 Archives

President Obama Signs 9/11 Worker Health Bill

Earlier this month, President Obama signed a landmark piece of legislation, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The law will provide medical and health aid to survivors of the September 11 World Trade Center tragedy, and first responders who fell sick as a result of working at the site.

New York Truck Accident Lawyers Applaud Cell Phone Ban for Truck Drivers

The year 2010 saw encouraging efforts by federal agencies to prevent truck accidents due to distracted driving. It began with a proposal by the US DOT banning texting while driving for commercial motor vehicle drivers, including truck and bus drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ended the year by announcing a proposal to ban all handheld cell phone use for truck and bus drivers while at the wheel.

New York Truck Drivers May Have 10-Hour Limits to Prevent Accidents

If a new proposal that has been made by the Federal motor carrier Safety Administration and supported by New York truck accident attorneys, is approved, truckers in the state of New York and elsewhere around the country will have a 10-hour limit on the number of hours that they can drive consecutively in a day.

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