Category: Truck Accidents
On May 14, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a final rule which updated the hours of service rules for commercial motor vehicle drivers.
Stay safe while driving by following 9 safety tips.
A study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in 2016 (latest available data) showed that more than 200,000 crashes involved debris on U.S. roadways during the previous four years.
Drivers are virtually helpless when faced with a truck heading in their direction, and their lives may be changed forever.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released data in October 2019 that showed trucker deaths are rising and are at their highest level in more than 30 years.
Hendry County, FL (February 11, 2020) According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Silvio Picado, 65, died after crashing his truck into a tree in Hendry County.
North Port, FL (February 7, 2020) The Florida Highway Patrol reports that three people have been taken to the hospital after a crash on I-75 in North Port, near Kings Highway.
Commercial carriers that pose the greatest safety risk are subject to an FMCSA investigation, or audit, of their compliance records. When changes are made to truck-driver logs to hide the fact that a driver was on the road for too many hours, this will hurt them in any personal injury lawsuit.
Following a vehicle traffic accident, investigations are conducted by the police and sometimes by outside investigators.
Lehigh Acres, FL (January 15, 2020) According to the Lee County school district, a school bus on its way to Riverdale High School was involved in an accident with a truck at the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Lee Boulevard. The truck rolled over, and the driver was injured.