Like most parents in Massachusetts, you feel bittersweet about your children going back to school. Your kids might be bored and driving you crazy by now, but summer flew by much too fast. During back-to-school shopping and registration madness, it is also important to address safety concerns, especially when your children will be near traffic.
Massachusetts residents who have read or seen "Old Yeller" may be aware of the heartbreaking end that dogs may meet if they contract rabies. Rabies is a virus that can be spread from animals to humans that can have violent and devastating symptoms for those who contract it. Paralysis, pain and death are all possible outcomes for individuals who contract rabies and are not treated for their infections.
It is not uncommon for traffic to mar the travel plans of individuals who drive on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Whether it is bad weather, construction or an accident the chances of a driver getting caught in delays not of their own making is relatively high. In the days following the Fourth of July, though, a serious incident occurred on the Mass Pike that put the lives of several individuals at risk.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates many aspects of trucking and how truck drivers may operate their rigs. The rules of the FMCSA apply to big rig drivers in Massachusetts and throughout the rest of the United States. While our readers may be familiar with trucking regulations related to driver training and hours of service, truckers are also regulated with regard to how much cargo they may haul by weight in their trucks.
The Fourth of July holiday is often an event that Massachusetts residents celebrate with exuberance. Many individuals travel to see family and friends while they watch fireworks, enjoy cookouts and embrace the festivities of summer. However, the Fourth of July holiday is also a time when some families are plagued by accidents and tragedies, often brought on by the negligent conduct of others.