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Overloaded trucks are dangerous

Trucks that travel throughout California are subject to legal weight limits on how much they can haul at one time. It is up to truck drivers and their companies to know what these limits are and to make sure that their loads fall under them. But, they can receive special permission to transport heavier items.

California truck accident claims 5 lives

In a story that garnered the attention of the national news media, five people died in a truck accident on Interstate 10 that left both sides of the highway closed for hours and the truck involved in the accident consumed in flames. The accident happened near Railto, a California city about an hour east of the Los Angeles area.

We work to hold distracted truckers accountable

A previous post on this blog talked about how large trucks require a lot of extra stopping time. Because of this, it is essential that truck drivers pay constant attention to the road in front of them and also their surroundings more generally. If they do not do so, then they waste the valuable seconds they need to stop in the event of a sudden change in circumstances and thus avoid a disaster.

Why it is especially important for truckers to be alert

A previous post on this blog talked about the dangers of distracted driving and how distracted drivers should be held accountable for any injuries an damage they cause as a result of rear-ending someone because they were not paying attention. This is especially true of drivers of large trucks.

When might a truck driver cause a truck accident?

Orange County residents probably know intuitively that truck accidents are serious and potentially deadly affairs. Whether an accident involving a tractor-trailer is caused by speeding, an overloaded truck or some other reason, the end result is almost always significant property damage and, in many cases, serious injuries. This is because trucks are so much bigger than the other cars with which they share the road.

Representing victims of accidents caused by truck driver fatigue

A previous post on this blog talked about how state and, in particular, federal regulations require truck drivers to pull over and take an extended break after a certain number of hours on the road. The reason for these rules is that drivers who do not take adequate breaks can easily get exhausted while trying to make their next shipment quickly. Because they are so tired, they can wind up making critical mistakes that can leave other Californians dead or permanently disabled.

Federal rules limit how long truckers can stay on the road

Many of the truck drivers who pass through Costa Mesa, California, are subject to the rules and regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Among those regulations, some of the most important are the FMCSA's so-called rest rules, which are also referred to as Hours of Services regulations.

Semi-trucks need time to stop

It is important that drivers fully focus on the roadways on today's roads but this is especially true for truck drivers. The braking distance required for a truck to stop is significantly longer than the braking distance for a passenger vehicle which is why truck driver inattentiveness is such a serious concern. Fully-loaded semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds which can make them a danger on the roadways.

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