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There are strict rules for use of cellphones by truck drivers

There are many dangers on the roads in Pennsylvania, some of which are due to the actions of other drivers. This is especially true when a driver is distracted while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, there are many distractions such as other people in the vehicle, abnormal events on the side of the roads and probably the biggest distraction -- phones. People can do so much with their phones now and many feel the need to multitask with them while driving.

Tractor-trailer involved in fatal accident in Pennsylvania

One unfortunate fact of life is that no one lives forever, and we will all pass away at some point in time. The hope is that one will live for a long time and simply die peacefully of old age. However, not everyone is so lucky and many people die unexpectedly in accidents. Many of these accidents happen on the roads. While people can certainly die in accidents involving two cars, there is a greater chance that one will die if a truck is involved in the accident. This is because trucks are so much larger than most other vehicles on the road and can cause major problems.

What are the most common reasons for truck accidents?

There are many types of vehicles on the roads in Pennsylvania. These types of vehicles vary in size and type, but anytime they are in an accident it can create a difficult situation for those involved. However, when semi-trucks are involved in an accident, the results can be very devastating. Many times, the other vehicle takes the worst of the accident, and it can change the victims' lives forever.

Required physical qualifications for truck drivers

Trucks are an integral part of commerce in Pennsylvania. Trucks are used to move many different goods and products into the state for consumers to purchase and out of the state from companies who produce the products for sale in other states. To be able to transport the quantities needed, these trucks are very large especially compared to the other vehicles on the roads. This means that when they are in truck accidents, usually the other vehicles involved suffer the worse of the accident and can have catastrophic injuries as a result.

Multiple people injured after truck crashes into stopped cars

People know that every time they drive there is a possibility that they will be in an accident, but most assume that they will travel safely. This is partly because they assume the other drivers on the road will also follow the rules and drive safely. However, when other drivers do not do this, accidents can occur and people can suffer injuries as a result.

Truck accidents are more common than many realize

People see large trucks on the road every day in Pennsylvania. Some people can find them annoying because they drive slower and do not accelerate as quickly. Also, sometimes it can be scary not knowing whether a truck driver sees other drivers when they are travelling next to them. Well beyond the annoyances they can cause, they also are involved in many truck accidents every year as well. The damage and injuries suffered in these accidents can be devastating.

Truck drivers are required to inspect the truck before each trip

Trucks are very useful for hauling big and numerous items across Pennsylvania. They are used by many companies and many people earn their living as truck drivers. However, the reason that makes them so useful for hauling is the same reason that they can be very dangerous as well. They are much larger than most other vehicles on the road and truck accidents can be very devastating. That is why it is so important that the truck drivers drive safely and that the trucks are in good working order.

Required periodic inspections of commercial trucks

Over time almost everything people use and make in Pennsylvania will break down. So, if people want to keep using a certain thing, they generally have to perform maintenance on it and fix broken parts. Sometimes, depending on the object, it can even become a safety hazard if parts are broken and the object is not operating properly. Vehicles fall into this category. If a car or truck is not operating correctly or parts are broken, accidents can occur and people may be injured as a result.

The minimum insurance requirements for trucks

Every motorist in Pennsylvania has to carry a certain amount of car insurance in order to be able to drive his or her vehicle legally in this state. These amounts, however, are not that high when one considers the way in which medical expenses and other costs pile up after an accident. The end result is that, in a car accident, an injured person may not get full compensation for his or her losses.

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