While New York motorists must follow state traffic laws while driving, the trucking industry has a specific set of regulations they must abide by. This leaves many wondering what rules all drivers must follow and which laws only apply to truck drivers.
All drivers must avoid driving at excessive speeds and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. One Truck Accident was attributed to these behaviors on Monday, April 14. Reports indicate the crash left one person seriously injured.
According to an article from The Leader, the 54-year-old truck driver was speeding along Main Street in Addison, New York, when he lost control of his vehicle and it overturned. While the passenger was being transported to a local trauma center, investigators determined the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash and charged him with several crimes in connection with the incident.
It’s important to remember truck drivers must also abide by rules that regulate the weights of their vehicles, as well as the number of hours they can be on the road.
The Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain that it can be vital to have an attorney examine the evidence collected after an accident involving commercial vehicle. Doing so can strengthen your claim. Call us today at (844) 444-4444 to discuss your accident.