Each year, there are about half a million truck-related accidents on our country's roads, resulting in thousands of fatalities and countless horrible injuries. Many of these deaths and injuries befall occupants of other, smaller vehicles. Although most truck drivers are professionals who exercise a reasonable amount of care while driving, it is still true that many of these deaths and injuries can legally be blamed on truck drivers.
Historically, cities and states have imposed regulations on those who transport others for a fee, like taxi drivers. One of the reasons for these regulations is to protect the safety of the public who entrust their lives and their health to these drivers.
With May being the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's, or NHTSA's, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, it is a good time for drivers in the Baton Rouge area to remember that they have a responsibility to be on the lookout for motorcyclists and take extra care around them.
Did you know that some experts believe drivers have a sixth sense that keeps them safe? It's that sense that helps them correct little driving errors even without thinking about it.
As some residents of the Baton Rouge area may have already heard, a severe truck accident in another state claimed the lives of 4 people and left several other people injured, including 2 people who suffered injuries authorities described as serious.
While certainly they are not always easy to deal with when it comes to asking for compensation, insurance companies can be very useful in helping Baton Rouge residents to see what is and is not dangerous behavior behind the wheel.