Category: News
June 4, 2018 /
Is Catastrophic Failure Inevitable for Allegiant Air?

If you’re like most people, you look for low fares when you want to fly, and some of the lowest around are found by traveling on the deep-discount airlines Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant. But a recent report from CBS’s “60 Minutes,” and a prediction by a Kentucky-based pilot and aviation professional, may give you pause if you fly Allegiant Airlines. “A Sense of Urgency” Allegiant is known for making short, nonstop trips at rock-bo...

October 5, 2017 /
4 Dangers to Avoid This Fall

There’s something unmistakable about fall. The humidity drops off. The nights become chilly. We fall back into patterns that define most of our year - school resumes, our favorite TV shows come back on the air and the nation’s most popular sports begin their seasons. As we wonder where the summer months have gone and say things like, “It’s football weather,” we tend to overlook some of the negative aspects of autumn. Some of the dang...

August 8, 2017 /
Truck Speed Limiters: Boon or Bane?

A new transportation rule may soon impact your life: It has been proposed by both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that vehicles over 26,000 pounds must be outfitted with a device capping the vehicle’s maximum speed. Essentially, all large trucks would have their top speed regulated by a technological add-on. Both the NHTSA and the FMCSA think that this new ru...

July 14, 2017 /
Summer Camp Safety for Your Child

Summer camp, whether it is a day camp or an overnight camp, can be a rite of passage for a child. Many anticipate it eagerly and never look back. Others get cold feet as the departure day approaches. If you had good camp experiences, it will be easy for you to reassure your child that they will have fun and not miss you one bit. But before you reach the teary goodbye stage, you should check the camp’s credentials in order to ensure your child...

May 17, 2017 /
Move Over—It’s an Indiana Law

Sometimes working for an EMS (emergency services) organization can carry risks that you, as the average motorist, might not have thought about. Did you ever consider that, if you didn’t move out of the way of an emergency vehicle, or move away from an area where emergency services are being offered, you could cause a deadly accident—and that the death might even be your own? On February 16, 2013, two EMS medics died in Indianapolis because a...

May 9, 2017 /
In-Cab Truck Cameras: Making Our Roads Safer?

You might not realize it, but trucking companies have begun installing in-cab truck cameras to provide evidence in case of crashes or other road mishaps. The technology arrives at a time when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recorded an increase in crash deaths of 8 percent from 2014 to 2015. No one wants to see more deaths because of wrecks involving large trucks, so the FMCSA is doing what it can to reduce them. While tr...

April 4, 2017 /
Traffic Going in Circles Could Be Positive

The cities of Carmel and Indianapolis are feuding over traffic roundabouts. One member of the Indianapolis City Council is attempting to prevent Carmel leaders from creating roundabouts at Gray Road, Hazel Dell Parkway, Delagates Row and Randall Drive where each meet 96th Street. The claim is that the roundabouts will hurt businesses. The city councilwoman who opposed the roundabouts is Christine Scales, D-Indianapolis, who represents businesses...

February 3, 2017 /
Our Top Ten Blogs of 2016

If you have habits similar to many internet readers these days, a blog can be just the right length to learn more about a topic of interest. Here at McNeely Stephenson, a wide-ranging assortment of topics landed on our 2016 Top Ten Blogs List. If you haven’t been keeping up with our blogs, or if you are curious whether your favorites ended up on the list, read on. 2016 Blog Categories The 2016 Top Ten blogs, when grouped into categories, were a...

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