Posts made in January, 2016

Drunk Driving and Truck Accidents

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Is there a difference between regular drunk driving incidents and truck accidents involving a drunk driver? Technically, there is very little difference in the semantics of the given situation for, when simplified, it boils down to a single situation – there is a vehicle and there is an inebriated driver who has made the wrong decision. The contrast between a regular situation of this nature and one involving a truck is the truck.

Think of it like this—a regular car can weigh up to around 3000 pounds while an eighteen wheeler truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds without a permit. That means it can be even heavier than that. Taking into account the sheer massive mass of a truck, there is the added potentiality for disaster when a truck is involved. That is why truck drivers are given a stricter set of rules when it comes to driving these humongous trucks around.

Federal law states that a truck driver cannot drive more than fourteen hours in a day, for example. This is because drivers of trucks must exercise more caution than your regular, run-of-the-mill driver because the load they carry can have a more dangerous effect. Think of it like this—if, due to a drunk driver, a car were to crash while rolling over traffic. The damage would be horrific, yes, but can you imagine the damage done in the same situation if, instead of a car, it were an eighteen wheeler truck?

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