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3 FAQs About Truck Accidents Caused by Fatigue

3 FAQs About Truck Accidents Caused by Fatigue

The dangers of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are obvious, but people rarely consider themselves unable to drive if they are sleep deprived. In reality, though, drowsy driving can be just as risky as drunk driving. According to the National Sleep Foundation, lack of sleep has similar effects on the body as alcohol. If you have been awake for 18 consecutive hours, for example, your reaction times are similar to those[...]

How Can Hours of Service Regulations Affect Your NYC Truck Accident Claim?

How Can Hours of Service Regulations Affect Your NYC Truck Accident Claim?

  Slow reaction time, poor psychometric coordination, reduced alertness—the effects of fatigue on a driver's performance are similar to those of alcohol. The Hours of Service (HoS) Regulations were introduced to prevent drowsy-driving accidents in the commercial trucking industry by limiting the number of hours drivers can spend behind the wheel. Tragically, many truckers violate HoS Regulations to boost their income or speed up delivery times. Fatigue contributes to nearly 13 percent of large truck accidents in the[...]

NYC Truck Accidents

NYC Truck Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration releases annual information regarding fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents. Time and time again, many of those fatalities are caused by commercial trucking accidents. These accidents are very, very serious and often result in life-changing injuries or death. If the accident involves a large truck and a smaller, passenger vehicle, the individuals in the passenger vehicle are put at high risk for injury. There are many different factors that go into trucking[...]

Ways to help lower rates of distracted driving amongst truckers

Ways to help lower rates of distracted driving amongst truckers

The National Transportation Safety Board recently announced that one of its priorities in 2016 is addressing the issue of safety among trucks and truckers on the road. The NTSB has identified four potential safety improvements and goals: 1) Reduce fatigue-related accidents 2) Disconnect from deadly distractions 3) End substance impairment in transportation 4) Require medical fitness for duty The NTSB has made many recommendations over the past few years concerning fatigued driving, especially amongst truckers. The group has[...]

Truck accidents far too frequent in New York

Truck accidents far too frequent in New York

The State of New York is unfortunately home to many truck accidents each and every year that result in a number of accidents. Drivers, pedestrians, and others have suffered injury and even death. In 2013, there were 92 fatal large truck crashes in New York. In the same year, 105 people were killed in large truck crashes, demonstrating that there are often more injuries than accidents. Ten drivers of large trucks were killed, while 43 small truck drivers[...]

When truck drivers put motorists at risk

When truck drivers put motorists at risk

In New York, the economy depends on over-the-road freight drivers to transport goods from elsewhere in the country. However, the size and weight of these tractor trailers puts people in smaller vehicles at greater risk of fatalities in a collision. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s most recent statistics, only 251 truck occupants were killed in multivehicle crashes in 2014, while 2,857 smaller vehicle occupants were fatally injured in truck crashes. Truck operators should[...]

What if you are hit by a delivery truck?

What if you are hit by a delivery truck?

Commercial delivery trucks are omnipresent in the New York City area. They constantly are coming and going, delivering items that we all need for daily life. But with so many of them on the streets and highways, there is an increased chance for them to be involved in accidents. If you get into an accident with the driver of a commercial delivery truck, you could have several avenues of financial recovery open to you. While the delivery truck[...]

Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

The State of New York saw many truck accidents that resulted in a number of drivers, pedestrians, and others involved in personal injury. The statistics below display the amount of truck accidents and their results from the year 2013: The total number of fatal large truck crashes in New York: 92 Number of people killed in large truck crashes: 105 Number of large truck drivers killed: 10 Number of small truck drivers killed: 43 The number of non-fatal[...]

Bronx Truck Accident

Bronx Truck Accident

Early yesterday morning, seven people were injured in a major crash involving two trucks and several other vehicles on the New England Thruway in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The New England Thruway, which is the stretch of I-95 through the state of New York between the George Washington Bridge and Westchester County, happened in the southbound lanes of the highway just before 1 a.m. Sunday near Conner Street in the Eastchester section of the[...]

Regulations require truck equipment safety checks

Regulations require truck equipment safety checks

Even one truck accident is too many, but in 2014, there were 4,596 large truck crashes in New York that resulted in 1,900 injuries and 120 fatalities, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. To improve safety on the state's roadways, the New York Department of Transportation enforces the same safety regulations required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding the operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of large trucks. Commercial vehicle operators have more responsibilities than drivers[...]

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