With a bird's-eye view on the traffic around them, truck drivers have seen it all: irresponsible drivers checking their email, surfing the web, putting on makeup, reaching for items in the backseat and even falling asleep behind the wheel.
For pedestrians and bicyclists, sharing the roads with cars can be a scary undertaking. A driver's attention may be averted from the road by talking on the phone, changing the radio station, looking at a text, talking to a passenger or any number of other distractions.
The Independence Day holiday weekend is the second major summer holiday (with Labor Day being the third). Next weekend, millions of Americans will take to highways to travel to destinations for the long weekend. While gas prices are likely to remain unseasonably high, it is not expected to deter people from travelling. After all, with joblessness rates being at their lowest since 2007, more people are expected to take on a bit of debt to enjoy the holiday.