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Large Truck Accidents

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If you learned to drive in a driving school or some other educational setting, you probably learned to be cautious when driving near large trucks. For instance, they may have instructed you to never pass a large truck on the right side because the driver of the large truck will not be able to see you in their blind spot. Most cars on the road have a blind spot that the mirrors cannot cover, so image the amount of blind space that a driver of a larger truck has. Other safety rules include not tailgating a large truck, try to avoid driving between two large trucks, and always give them enough space to stop. The biggest difference between large trucks and cars is the length of time it takes for each to stop, which is why the space between a large truck and a car is important. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported approximately 3,900 fatalities (or about 7%) and roughly 104,000 severe injuries in 2012 as a result of large truck accidents involving smaller vehicles (nhtsa.gov 2014). Of those injured or the families of the those who passed away from the accident, the people who were provided with...

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The Proposed Truck Safety Act, Preventing Accidents

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Proposed Truck Safety Act, Preventing Accidents [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Did you know that truck accidents are one of the leading causes of highway deaths in the United States? Because there is such a need for transporting goods, especially in the Beverly Hills area, the trucking industry will not, with absolute certainty, be going out of business anytime soon. Because of such a high number of fatal accidents caused by truck drivers, there are hundreds of thousands of people banning together to try to change the rules that regulate commercial truck driving.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]The Truck Safety Act, proposed to the U.S. senate last month, is one step closer to addressing the much needed concerns about truck drivers and safety concerns. This bill implements new rules, including altering the manner in which truck drivers are paid, insurance provisions by employers, and new speed limits:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][mkd_icon_list_item icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="fa-check" title_font_weight="" title="Increased Minimum Liability Insurance"][vc_column_text]Currently, motor carriers hold a $750,000 minimum liability insurance. In the Truck Safety Act, they request it be increased to $1.5 million. This is because many victims of truck accidents suffer from extenuating and critical medical care and support. This rule is meant to give peace of mind to drivers on...

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