Because a tractor-trailer has such high ground clearance, it poses a particular risk to people in passenger vehicles in a Maryland traffic accident. Most vehicles absorb impact and protect passengers with crumple zones, seat belts and air bags. However, none of these can be an effective injury deterrent if the front of the vehicle doesn't come into contact with anything.
Many Maryland area motorists are not aware of how much of a danger they are to themselves when they drive near commercial vehicles. According to the Commercial Carrier Journal, in collisions between passenger cars and trucks, passenger vehicle operators were at fault 80 percent of the time.
Maryland highways do see their share of deadly tractor trailer accidents. Tractor trailers are large and heavy and can cause more damage that lighter passenger vehicles, which can also cause deadly accidents. However, they are not always fatal.
You are already at a disadvantage on Maryland roadways when you drive a big truck. You require more space on the road to maneuver and to stop. Add in winter weather and things get even trickier. To keep yourself and those on the road around you safe, it is helpful to follow some common winter driving tips, like those from Roadmaster.
Current and former military personnel who are transitioning to a civilian career in Maryland may want to consider becoming a commercial truck driver. A waiver to the current commercial driver's license regulations is designed to assist veterans.
Maryland truck drivers have a quota to meet, and they work tirelessly to do just that. But did you know that sacrificing sleep can have negative or even fatal repercussions equal to what one might expect from drunk driving?
Many drivers across Maryland use the highways daily to commute, run errands or visit family members. With so many behind the wheel regularly, the risk of a collision is a reality that many fear. With a shortage of truck drivers across the country, the risk of a serious crash with a semi-truck could be of even greater concern.
Whenever a traffic accident takes place, those involved may face serious ramifications. Unfortunately, the outcome of an accident can be even more perilous if a large truck was involved. In Upper Marlboro, and on roads all over the state of Maryland, accidents that involve a large truck are often more dangerous for a handful of reasons. Not only do truckers often need more time to slow down, but their trucks are massive and can be far more damaging when colliding with other vehicles.
When an innocent life is taken due to another driver’s negligence, families of the deceased victim often seek the maximum sentence for the perpetrator. It is difficult to have a loved one’s life cut short due to the poor actions of a motorist.