Distracted Driving Dangers Big and Small
Communities in North Central and Central Ohio are intertwined with interstates and highways such as I-71, State Route 30 and I-270. Our daily commutes require us to drive on these roadways and brings us in daily contact with semi-tractor trailers.
Most truck driving professionals understand the risks and follow the rules of the road. However, despite Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules prohibiting the use of mobile devices, some truck drivers are still reaching for their cell phones while driving (FMCSA § 392.82).
We all know that distracted driving is a problem on our roadways. But when the distracted driver is behind the wheel of an 80,000-pound machine, the danger is magnified exponentially, and senseless tragedy is the result.
A truck driver who texts while driving is 23.2 times more likely to be involved in a crash or near crash
A truck driver who dials a mobile phone while driving is 6 times more likely to be involved in a crash or near-crash
When a truck crash occurs, the clock begins ticking to preserve and protect important evidence that can reveal a lot about how and why the crash happened, including whether the truck driver was driving distracted. It is especially important in truck cases for the victim or the victim’s family to retain an attorney as soon as possible. Only an experienced attorney will know how protect your rights and preserve this crucial evidence.
The attorneys at Rinehardt Law have years of experience representing victims of truck crashes throughout Ohio.