The nation’s largest trucking industry group wants the government to get moving on a rule requiring speed-limiters on big rigs.
The American Trucking Association (ATA) is renewing its call for federal action on requiring electronic speed limiters on all large trucks be set no higher than 65 miles per hour as a way to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes.
Truck accidents frequently occur because the drivers of large commercial vehicles travel too fast for these curves. A truck is more likely to have difficulty making a sharp turn on an exit ramp because of its high center of gravity.
While its widely escaped the attention of highway officials, many trucks on the nations roads are driven faster than the 75 mph truck tires are designed to handle. Studies have linked this dangerous practice to wrecks and blowouts.
The trucking industry representatives claim that while a speed limiter rule wont prevent all of these crashes, it will certainly help.
Because of a truck’s size and weight in relation to a cars size and weight, when you are involved in a crash that involves a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle, the results can be devastating. If you or someone you love has suffered severe injury in a truck accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
Truck crashes are different than other vehicle accidents because of the federal laws that govern the trucking industry. Federal regulations require that certain evidence must be maintained, but only for a limited amount of time.
A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can assess your case and help you get the compensation you deserve for medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages.
At the law offices of O’Connor, Acciani and Levy, our truck accident lawyers have a proven track record of success and we will fight for your rights.
For a free review of your claim, call (877) 288-3241 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation.