Category: Truck Accidents
Whenever driving on Florida’s roads, inevitably you will be either sharing the road with RV/motorhomes or driving an RV/motorhome. These vehicles may be traveling with attached trailers hauling other vehicles or belongings. They are very popular with about 35 million or 8.5 percent of U.S. households owning them, according to RVIA (Recreational Vehicle Industry Association).
The Florida DHSMV is reminding motorists throughout the month of April to not drive distracted in its program “Focus on Driving Florida.” The numbers are significant. In 2015, DHSMV reports that there were more than 45,700 distracted driving crashes in Florida resulting in more than 39,000 injuries and more than 200 fatalities.
The Detroit Free Press reported in March 2016 that Ford F-150 pickup trucks, which are very popular in the U.S. and account for two/thirds of Ford’s truck sales, are being investigated by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) for brake failures following multiple complaints.
A California class action lawsuit (Brantley v. Nissan North America Inc. et al., case number BC609400, in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.) was filed on February 8, 2016. This lawsuit alleges that the automaker concealed an air bag defect in certain Nissan Frontier trucks.
Southwest Florida is experiencing a boom in construction projects. This is clearly evidenced by the large number of trucks on our roadways. With the increase in truck traffic comes an increase in truck-related accidents.
The combination of traffic and active road construction work zones make our roads hazardous for drivers to negotiate and for the workers involved in building and maintaining our streets, bridges and highways to complete their jobs safely.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for the disability of an estimated 5.3 million Americans with the highest rate of injury occurring between the ages of 15 and 24. Those under the age of 5 and over the age of 75 are also at high risk, according to the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).
Accidents involving large commercial trucks or big rigs can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from driver inattention to mechanical failure. In fact, when it comes to truck accidents that caused by equipment failure, the two most common causes stem from tire failure and brake failure.
When travelling around Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, it is easy to see that we have a large number of gated communities and communities with homeowner and condominium owner associations. In living in these communities, residents expect they are safe places to live and to entertain. However, vehicles using the roadways within these communities can become involved in collisions, and even collisions with injuries and fatalities. While the drivers may be at fault, can the associations also be...
Safe Roads Alliance President, Jeff Larason, says that although he understands that taxi and limo companies all need to maintain contact with drivers that, “The danger comes from the method of communication and the requirement for a response within a specific timeframe.