In some cases, individuals riding in passenger vehicles don’t survive collisions with commercial trucks. Therefore, it is important for commercial motorists to operate their vehicles at safe speeds while traveling on New Jersey roads. In addition to causing accidents, driving too fast for road conditions may put truck drivers, pedestrians and cargo in danger of being hurt or damaged.
Speeding doesn’t make a driver more efficient
Research has shown that driving faster than the posted speed limit doesn’t make a commercial truck driver more productive. This is because driving at a higher rate of speed causes a truck to burn more fuel, which means that an individual will spend more time filling up the vehicle’s gas tank. Furthermore, traveling at speeds in excess of 65 miles per hour may cause tires to wear faster.
Speeding makes it harder to avoid obstacles in a timely manner
A driver has less time to process information when his or her vehicle is traveling at 70 miles per hour compared to when it’s traveling at 55 miles per hour. Therefore, driving at speeds that are appropriate for road conditions may increase a commercial motorist’s ability to take action to prevent a truck accident from occurring. At a minimum, it may provide a truck driver with an opportunity to reduce the severity of a collision.
If you are involved in an accident caused by a negligent driver, it may be in your best interest to talk to an attorney. He or she may be able to help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other losses incurred because of the actions of an irresponsible motorist. You might receive a financial award through a settlement or at the conclusion of a formal trial.