Can Truck Driver Shortages Affect Roadway Safety?

by William Mattar | August 5th, 2019

Can Truck Driver Shortages Affect Roadway Safety?

How would you answer the question of whether fewer truck drivers on U.S. highways will impact the safety of other drivers? Do you think roadway safety would improve because fewer vehicles traveling on busy interstates would obviously mean fewer accidents?

So what happens when there aren’t enough truck drivers to transport goods across the country? Truck drivers who are currently on the road may be worn out, stressed out and not practicing safe driving habits. In other words, a truck driver shortage could raise your risk of being hit by a truck driver.

When Traveling on Highways and Interstates

If you are driving on a highway and notice many semi-trucks on the road, you should always drive carefully. Speeding is one of the leading causes of car crashes that can result in victims suffering serious physical injuries. If you hit a truck, the consequences can be devastating.

Trucks that are speeding, changing lanes recklessly, or swerving back and forth in their lane may have a driver who is tired, distracted or anxious about getting their load dropped off in time.

At William Mattar Law Offices, our attorneys focus on cases with injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents. This includes accidents with trucks. If you or a loved one suffered serious physical injuries after being hit by a negligent truck driver, call William Mattar today. We can schedule you a free initial consultation with one of our focused truck accident lawyers. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Don’t hesitate to call us at (844) 444-4444