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January 2019 Archives

Exploring incarceration alternatives for certain offenders

Incarceration rates in Wyoming and other states have been steadily declining following a peak in 2009. Since this time, many municipalities and jurisdictions have been offering alternative sentences for low-level offenses. There have also been reforms with certain police procedures, and some minor offenses have been decriminalized. Such efforts have resulted in a noticeable reduction in incarceration rates in the United States. In 2018, the FIRST STEP Act, which reduces sentences for non-violent offenses, was signed into law.

Semi-truck may be cause of Florida chain-reaction crash

Drivers in Wyoming will want to know about a chain-reaction accident that occurred in Florida because it shows how dangerous semi-trucks can be. While Florida Highway Patrol has only produced a preliminary accident report, they believe that the cause of the accident lies with the 59-year-old driver of a semi-truck. Apparently, the truck, as it was going north on I-75 near Gainesville, moved left from the right lane and collided with a 2007 Honda sedan.

When symptoms arise days or weeks after a Wyoming car accident

If a car accident tainted the end of your 2018 year or beginning of 2019, you may still be struggling emotionally to overcome the trauma you experienced. Depending on the events that led to the collision, such as whether it may have been unavoidable (as in a blown tire or extremely inclement weather and road conditions) or could have been prevented were it not for another driver's negligence, you may be able to enjoy a swift and full recovery or could be in for a long, arduous process.

FMCSA measures dump truck, concrete delivery truck crash rates

Many truckers in Wyoming and across the U.S. are getting into accidents through their own negligence. Experts say there is a multi-industry problem with poor habits such as distracted driving, drowsy driving and speeding. Many truckers feel urged to drive negligently because of the by-the-load incentives that they receive.

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