Truck Accidents Due to Speeding
Speed limits are one of the traffic signs that are most commonly ignored by drivers. While speeding may be tempting in certain situations, it is unlawful and hazardous. Speed limits are set by each state’s Traffic Commission and are concluded to be the quickest a vehicle may drive on a particular road or highway without putting those on the road at risk. Although it is one of the more common types of automobile violations, it still does not mean it is safe. Driving faster than the posted speed limit can be hazardous for any driver, and it may put others in danger as well. Although some individuals may be used to dealing with heavy traffic and other cars driving at fast speeds, a speeding commercial truck poses a particularly severe hazard by possibly causing a serious collision, rollover, explosion, or other type of accident.
Certain commercial trucks are equipped with technology similar to the black box technology found on aircrafts. This technology may reveal useful facts, such as the truck’s speed at the time of the accident. In other circumstances, other experts in the field may be able to produce forensic evidence of speeding or other acts of truck driver negligence that resulted in your accident.