Police Crack Down on Commercial Truck Accidents

May 8, 2014 | Crandall & Pera Law
Police Crack Down on Commercial Truck Accidents

Police in Ohio and Pennsylvania are teaming up throughout the summer to help prevent highway crashes involving commercial trucks, according to Youngstown's WKBN 27.

The joint effort of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Pennsylvania State Police Commercial Enforcement sections will be to increase awareness, enforce and inspect commercial vehicles committing crash-causing violations, such as following too closely and unsafe speed.

The target enforcement area along Interstate 80 will allow the two agencies to communicate across the state line about potentially dangerous trucks. They will also coordinate target safety enforcement times and random safety inspections.

In addition to overweight loads and speeding, higher-level inspections will look deeper for hidden problems, including mechanical failure or brake wear.

"If they're not obeying the traffic laws, they can cause serious damage if they happen to crash," said Cpl. James R. Willochell, Pennsylvania State Police. "We are out here for their safety and the motoring safety." Read the full story here:

Ohio, Pa. police targeting commercial crash-causing violations 

If you feel that unsafe driving factors exhibited by truck drivers led to a major accident which impacted your family’s life, please contact the experienced attorneys of Crandall & Pera Law.