Posted On November 23, 2016 In Truck Accidents
U.S. Department of Transportation statistics show there were 3,424 fatal truck accidents in 2014. Causes of these accidents included commercial drivers who were speeding, using drugs or alcohol or falling asleep at the wheel. Additional accidents were caused by drivers travelling behind semi-trucks who were unable to see upcoming traffic or obstacles.
Federal regulators and commercial carriers have considered several solutions to prevent truck accidents. Solutions include requiring speed-limiting devices, ELDs, automatic emergency brakes or early warning systems on commercial trucks.
There are other solutions that may prevent truck accidents not mentioned on our blog post today. One example is requiring sleep apnea screening for commercial drivers with certain BMIs or preexisting health conditions.
Let’s pretend for a moment that you are the Administrator of the FMCSA, and tasked with developing solutions to prevent thousands of deaths and injuries caused by truck crashes each year. Which of these solutions would you pursue to prevent these deaths and injuries? Would you create your own solution?
At Mike Love & Associates, LLC, we review your situation for free and spell out every option that may be available to you. If we can’t help there is no charge.