Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on May 04, 2015 in Truck Accidents
Speeding. This may be the most common cause of truck accidents. It appears that many truckers and drivers view speed limits as options instead of as legal guidelines that must be followed.
Speeding in a regularly-sized car is dangerous, but speeding in a truck that weighs up to 80,000 pounds can have devastating results.
Trucks take a longer time to brake. So, drivers who lose control of trucks can take out a large number of vehicles around them.
The demands of meeting strict delivery schedules and the perceived need to travel as many miles per day as possible can often lead drivers to exceed safe highway speeds.
Truck drivers who travel at high speeds can roll over, smashing into other vehicles and sending their cargo out onto the road. Trucks that exceed speed limits can also wind up jackknifing, especially when the drivers brake quickly. Jackknifing occurs when the trailer part of the truck, where the cargo is stored, swings out of line with the trucks cab.
It should come as no surprise that when a large truck is involved in a multi-vehicle accident, the results can be catastrophic.
A collision with a speeding 60,000-pound truck can have life-altering consequences. You shouldn't have to pay the price when drivers engage in behavior that puts others at risk.
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