Saturday, 30 March 2013

Long-Haul Truck Drivers Can Avoid Browser Is Using Caffeine

The issue of commercial truck drivers and fatigue has been a volatile one, and that legislation has been under a lot of pressure to help reduce the risk of such accidents.  Commercial truck drivers on the other hand, have always used a number of techniques to help keep sleep away, including taking the naps, and increasing their intake of caffeine.  A new study out of Australia finds that long-haul commercial truck drivers who use caffeine, from a number of different sources, including coffee, tea and caffeinated energy drinks, may have a much lower risk of accidents.
The researchers based their analysis of 530 truck drivers who recently had been involved in an accident.  These drivers are compared with 517 long-haul commercial truck drivers who were not involved in an accident over the past year.  The researchers found that truck driver’s who drank caffeine in the form of coffee, tea or caffeinated energy drinks, were 63% less likely to be involved in an accident, compared to truck drivers who did not drink coffee, tea or caffeinated energy drinks. 
However, Los Angeles truck accident lawyers would warn against taking the results of the study to mean that truck drivers, who do not have enough time to sleep or enough rest, can simply consume gallons of coffee, and remain safe to drive.  The fact is that truck drivers need rest; the Federal House of Service rules are designed to require drivers to get frequent rest, during their workday.  This means they need the rest so that they are able to drive safely, and helps them stay focused and alert.
However, in those situations were a truck driver finds himself dozing off, and needs a quick pick me up, coffee could help.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Mother-Son Duo Arrested for Drunk Driving

It’s a common scenario that many San Jose DUI lawyers come across.  A young man gets arrested for DUI, and immediately makes a call to his mother to come and get him from the station, leading to the parent speeding to the police station.  That is exactly what happened in Toronto, when a 27-year-old man who was charged with drinking and driving, called his mother to pick him up from the station.  Unfortunately, when the woman reached the station, she was arrested for DUI too.
It all began when the man was pulled over for speeding just north of Toronto.  He was administered a breathalyzer test, and was then taken to the police station for further testing.  He failed the test. 
He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.  Just a short while later his mother arrived at the police station to pick him up.  However, when she spoke to the office about her son's case, the officer detected the smell of alcohol on her breath.  She was immediately administered a breath test, which she failed.  She was also charged with DUI. 
Both the mother and son have had their vehicles impounded.  They also had their licenses suspended for a period of 90 days.
Obviously, certain sections of the media that have reported on this story have gone to town with it, and a mockery has been made of the situation here.  Unfortunately, in many cases, San Jose DUI lawyers find a DUI is generally the result of a horrible mistake.  Sometimes, it happens that a person drinks alcohol, and does not realize that the smell of alcohol continues to remain on his or her breath several hours later.  It is highly likely that this woman did not realize that there was alcohol on her breath when she got a call from her worried son.

Monday, 18 March 2013

College Education Doesn't Help African-American Women Avoid Divorce

Extensive research in this area has indicated that married couples, who have attended college, are much less likely to divorce, compared to couples with lower levels of education.  However, African-American women seem to be the exemption.  According to a new study, African-American women just don't seem to enjoy the same degree of protection from marital troubles that a college education or a college degree provides.
In the white population, a college education is associated with a much lower level of divorce, and San Jose divorce lawyers have seen this protective effect of a college degree in many generations of white woman.  However, among African American women, higher education is not necessarily linked to a lower risk of divorce.  The study was published recently in the Journal Family Relations, and found that while the divorce rate for white women has remained more or less steady since 1980, the divorce rate for African-American women is less stable. 
As part of the study, the researchers focused on white women as well as African-American women, who were in 5-year-old marriages.  During the course of the study, which analyzed couples from 1975 to 1979 ending in 1995 to 1999, researchers found that the number of white women with a college education increased consistently.  However, among African-American women, post secondary education rates peaked around the 80s, and began dropping again in the 90s.
During this period of time, the number of white women getting divorces actually declined, while there was an increase in the number of African-American women getting a divorce.
One possible explanation for this disparity between white and African-American women is that a college education typically translates into higher income and financial stability for a white woman.  That doesn't always happen for African-American women with the same level of education.