Category: Truck Accidents
According to The Wall Street Journal (July 3, 2013), although the USDOT does not have precise statistics on fatigue-related crashes, one study shows that roughly 13% of large-truck crashes involve a sleep-deprived driver. Sleep-deprived drivers are severely distracted drivers.
The commercial trucking industry will roll out new regulations for truck drivers in Florida and around the country this month. Effective July 1st, 2013, truckers will have to comply with new rules for sleep and start-times, in a concentrated effort to ensure that drivers are well-rested for the road. Personal injury attorneys in Fort Myers hope that the new laws will cut down on accidents involving commercial vehicles.
Drivers need to be careful when driving while taking medications and/or supplements. The side-effects can cause car, motorcycle, and truck accidents.