September 4th, 2015|
Many contributing factors can play a part in a commercial truck accident, but the Terre Haute truck accident lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that some of the most common and preventable causes of these crashes include safety violations.
From worn tires and braking systems to fatigued drivers behind the wheel, unmaintained vehicles and negligent drivers can pose many hazards to others on the road. This was made evident by the numerous tickets and warnings issued by state and local law enforcement officials during a recent trucking safety campaign.
LandLine Magazine explains that Indiana State Police partnered with agencies from Michigan City, Porter County, La Porte County, and St. Joseph County in conducting Operation Truck Stop. The focus of the safety blitz was to address safety violations involving tractor-trailers and their drivers. Officials say their efforts were a success.
In all, 243 tickets were issued for varying safety violations and another 289 warnings were issued.
Many vehicles and drivers were taken off the road as a result of their violations. Of 74 vehicles inspected, a total of 14 were placed out of service and another 10 trucks were impounded.
The legal team at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize the threat that unsafe tractor-trailers and drivers can pose to all on the road. That’s why our Terre Haute personal injury attorneys would like to applaud the efforts made during this recent safety campaign.