Posts from November 2021.

Motor vehicle crash deaths in the United States are at their highest this year since 2006.  Fatal car accidents in St. Louis are such a growing concern that local police officials recently announced they are taking extra steps to stop dangerous drivers.

In October the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its estimate of U.S. fatal car and truck crashes for the first six months of 2021.  The projected number of deaths in motor vehicle accidents is 20,160, which is an 18% jump compared to the same period in 2020.

According to news reports, this nationwide year-to-year ...

How many St. Louis hospitals pass the grade for preventing serious medical errors that harm patients?  One nationwide patient safety organization recently answered this question.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent, nonprofit organization focused on preventing medical errors made in hospitals, mainly through educational efforts.  Its most ambitious effort is providing patient safety grades for U.S. hospitals twice a year; releasing one set of grades every spring and another every fall.

Leapfrog just released its Fall 2021 patient safety grades, which include nearly 30 St ...

While there’s been a spike in failed commercial truck driver drug tests, many of those drivers may still be on the road today.

In January 2020 the federal government established the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.  This is the first nationwide effort to keep track of commercial truck drivers who fail a test for alcohol use or a test for illegal or illicit drug use.

Truck companies and truck fleet operators are required to check the database before hiring any new truck drivers.  They must also annually check on their current drivers.

Truck drivers who fail drug or alcohol tests – ...


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