3 Actions Being Taken to Prevent Trucking Accidents

by | March 14th, 2014

March 14, 2014

There are thousands of New York Truck Accidents each year. While there are numerous causes to these accidents, many of the contributing factors are completely preventable. Federal and state officials are going to great lengths to improve safety in the trucking industry, and a few of the most recent actions include:

  1. Hours of Operation Limits- Truck drivers are only allowed to be on the road for a certain number of hours each work week to prevent fatigue and drowsy driving. According to an article from MY FOX NY News, officials are considering a piece of legislation that would require commercial trucks to be equipped with a data recording device that would help to ensure truck drivers are obeying the law when it comes to the number of hours they are driving each week.
  2. Size and Weight Limits- Due to the fact that the size and weight of a vehicle can prevent it from stopping in a timely manner in the event of an emergency, law regulates both factors on commercial vehicles.
  3. Training- Drivers must undergo rigorous safety and educational courses prior to receiving their licenses or taking to the road.

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