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What could go wrong? Cops share hysterical photo of pickup truck overloaded with furniture

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  • State trooper in Springfield, Massachusetts spotted the truck on Wednesday
  • It was heavily overloaded with what appear to be old classroom furniture
  • Driver was cited with hauling an unsecured load under Massachusetts law

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Cops have shared eye-popping images of pickup truck heavily overloaded with furniture, asking ‘What could go wrong?’

State Trooper Joel Daoust spotted the precarious load on Wednesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he pulled the driver over to the shoulder on Interstate 91 to discuss the matter.

Photos shared by the Massachusetts State Police on Facebook[2] show the red pickup truck brimming with what appears to be old classroom furniture.

Massachusetts state troopers pulled over this pickup truck in Springfield on Wednesday

What could go wrong? Cops share hysterical photo of pickup truck overloaded with furniture

The precarious load includes chairs, filing cabinets, a desk and a projector cart

The precarious load includes chairs, filing cabinets, a desk and a projector cart.

‘I saw this truck yesterday, let me tell you, it was terrifying just to have it pass us.

It was an accident waiting to happen,’ local student Amber Leigh commented in response to the state police on Facebook.

Others commented that the load looked well-secured by ropes, or at least well enough to get the job done.

‘Making one trip and saving gas.

Environmentalist, I’m guessing,’ one wag wrote.

What could go wrong? Cops share hysterical photo of pickup truck overloaded with furniture

The driver was cited with driving with an unsecured load and could be fined up to £200

Trooper Daoust issued the driver a citation for driving with an unsecured load, a violation under Mass General Law, chapter 85 section 36.

The law specifies the penalty for violations as a fine of between £50 and £200.

The state police warned drivers in a statement: ‘Please remember, when traveling with a load in a vehicle, take a look at it and before taking to the roads, ask yourself, “What could go wrong?”‘

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Transport Industry Determined to Tackle Road Safety

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 10:42 am
Press Release: Teletrac Navman[1]

Transport Industry Determined to Tackle Road Safety With Technology Auckland, New Zealand, 20 June 2018 – Transport professionals are responding seriously to the concerning leap in New Zealand’s road toll. The 2018 New Zealand Telematics Benchmark Report conducted by Teletrac Navman, a global leader in GPS tracking technology and services, found that safety technology took investment priority over other emerging technologies, as companies look to improve driver safety through alerting and fatigue monitoring technology.

As of the end of May 2018, the road toll in New Zealand reached 164 deaths, an increase of 10 deaths from the same time period last year1. Even though truck drivers have primary responsibility for only about a third (32 percent) of the fatal crashes in which they are involved2, the transport industry is taking action. The rise of fatal road crashes is a strong incentive for transport companies to develop more safety measures, particularly as some drivers are so fearful of crashes that they are leaving the industry3.

The Telematics Benchmark Report represents the responses of 250 New Zealand fleet operations and fleet management professionals in the transport, construction, manufacturing, retail, government and professional services industries. It was conducted as part of a global survey of 2,400 fleet operations and fleet management professionals. Key New Zealand safety findings include:

The top two emerging technologies that organisations are considering for implementation in 2018 are driver warning and alerting technology (26 percent) and fatigue monitoring (18 per cent).
Driver warning and alerting technology, at 36 per cent, is the top choice of emerging technology that organisations expect to have the greatest impact on business operations in the future. It is followed closely by fatigue monitoring on 18 percent, big data analytics on 17 percent and artificial intelligence on 16 percent.
One in five respondents (21 per cent) cite improving driver safety as a top business goal.
Around one third of respondents (34 per cent) reported fewer accidents as a result of using telematics — an increase of 11 per cent from 2017.
Speed prevention is the top safety benefit realised by using telematics, cited by nearly half of respondents (46 per cent), followed by monitoring and benchmarking driver behaviour (29 per cent) and monitoring hours to prevent driver fatigue (24 percent).
“The report indicates that Kiwi organisations are placing an even larger focus on driver safety going into the future,” says Ian Daniel, Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific. “Technology is driving change in the fleet management area, from driver safety technology and cameras to EVs and autonomous vehicles.

Pair technology innovations with changes in laws and regulations, and you will find that fleet managers are increasingly tasked with guiding major business decisions.” Telematic technology tracks vehicles and assets for businesses to efficiently manage fleets and improve safety. To download the full report, visit www.teletracnavman.co.nz/benchmark/general2018

Survey methodology The 2018 New Zealand Telematics Benchmark Report is based on survey responses from 250 fleet operations and fleet management professionals based in New Zealand. Results may exceed 100 percent for questions with multiple possible responses.

For reporting purposes, all statistical values have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

1New Zealand Transport Agency. (2018). Road death statistics.

2Ministry of Transport. (2017) Truck Crash Facts 2017.

3Guy. A. (2018, January 25).

Truck drivers leaving the industry over fear of crashes, haulage company says. NZ Herald ENDS

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Off-road rollover results in air transport, arrest

Stock image for illustrative purposes only, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Three passengers in an off-highway vehicle were in a rollover Monday afternoon near the Gary and Joyce Holt Reservoir near Enterprise, resulting in serious injury to one passenger and the arrest of the driver.

Off-road rollover results in air transport, arrestBooking photo of James David Pierce taken June 19, 2018 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St.

George News

According to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the 2015 Polaris RZR involved in the incident was 51-year-old James David Pierce from Central, Utah. Witnesses at the scene say Pierce lost control while turning a corner and rolled the vehicle. The incident occurred at approximately 1:07 p.m., and Washington County deputies, the Enterprise Fire Department and Intermountain Life Flight helicopter responded.

The initial information received by the Sheriff’s office said that at least one person was pinned underneath the vehicle. Life Flight transported a James Pierce’s 26-year-old son, Trevor Pierce, to Dixie Regional Medical Center for reportedly serious injuries. Washington County Deputy Graham Hancock told St.

George News that Trevor Pierce received L4 and L5 lower lumbar fractures to his back and underwent surgery. The third passenger reported no injuries, Hancock said. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but according to the press release, deputies suspect that it was alcohol-related, and following a medical clearance, Pierce was booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility for driving under the influence and causing serious bodily injury.

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George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2018, all rights reserved.

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