A recent article examined new Laws and Rules to be implemented regarding trucking safety on our highways.
While this will help strengthen existing laws and help avoid some accidents, unfortunately many trucking companies and individual drivers will continue to violate laws and cause accidents which injure or kill many thousands of individuals a year.
New Commercial Trucking Rules May Make American Roads Safer
Rule Changes to Take Place by October 2012
In an aggressive move, by this October, the FMCSA will change its rules on how it reprimands motor carriers that are found to be immediately dangerous to other drivers and a significant risk for truck accidents. Currently, the agency can immediately shut down a company whose fleet is an imminent hazard to road safety. A carrier may be labeled an “imminent hazard” if it fails to take required safety precautions and creates conditions that may cause imminent death, serious injury or property or environmental damage before a formal proceeding can be completed.
If you are someone you know is involved in an accident with a commercial truck of any kind, act fast and obtain legal counsel to protect your rights