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When big trucks crash

 At the Law Offices of Cliff Enten in Colorado, we know how dangerous a tractor-trailer can be if it crashes into you or you crash into it. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety states that about 10 percent of U.S. highway fatalities involve a large truck and you, as a passenger vehicle occupant, are most at risk for being fatally injured. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration adds that over 100,000 Americans are injured each year in truck accidents.

Truck accident fatalities in Colorado

Colorado residents know that ground transportation is a mainstay of the American economy as it has far and away overtaken rail as a primary means of delivering goods across the country. While essential from a commerce perspective, having these large commercial vehicles share the road with cars, pickup trucks and other passenger vehicles does open up the risk of serious accidents that leave everyday citizens injured or even killed.

The FMCSA Hours of Service rule for truckers

How many times have you been driving on a surface street, highway or freeway in Colorado only to have a large tractor trailer come up next to you or pass you quickly? This situation often leaves people in regular passenger cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles feeling somewhat dwarfed and vulnerable. This is with good reason. These big rigs are just that - big. Their sheer size can put other people in line for serious risk if an accident with one of these vehicles occurs.

How can I protect myself from truck accidents?

As a motorist who frequents the roads in Denver, one of the biggest threats to your safety are truck drivers. With the number of truck accidents growing daily, you may be wondering how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim. It is not possible for you to predict when you will end up driving alongside a trucker. But, you can pay attention to their actions, so you know when your safety is at stake.

FMCSA rule to be dropped based on study results

Colorado residents who are concerned about sharing the road with severely fatigued truck drivers have reason to worry. Truckers often spend many lonely hours on the road even in the dark hours. The catastrophe that can happen when a passenger vehicle collides with a tractor trailer can be tragic. Keeping people safe is therefore important and that was the goal of a ruling made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2013. 

New rule aims to reduce trucker fatigue

If you have ever driven your standard passenger vehicle next to or behind a semi truck on Colorado roads, you know how quickly you become aware of the tremendous size differential between these commercial vehicles and a typical car or truck. This size alone can have a tremendous impact on the severity of an accident between the two. Finding ways to continue improving safety in the commercial transportation world is a vital way of keeping the public safe.

Truck accidents a serious danger to Coloradoans

If you are one of the many Colorado residents looking ahead to road travel over the holidays, you might have reservations about being on the highways with a large number of semi trucks or other commercial vehicles. Accidents involving tractor trailers can be highly dangerous. Just how big of a problem are these crashes?

Do all truckers need to use electronic logs?

If you have driven for any length of time in Colorado or elsewhere, you have likely shared the road with a semi truck or other large commercial vehicle. The sheer size and weight of these vehicles can make driving next to them an ominous experience. When an accident happens involving a tractor trailer, passengers in cars, pickups or other vehicles may face serious dangers. Just how can people be safe when sharing the road with these large vehicles?

Parents, three children killed by distracted trucker

For Colorado residents, the need to feel safe when on the road is important. Too often,  however, this need is sadly unmet. Tragic accidents can and do happen, often caused by the sheer negligence of drivers. When these drivers are operating extremely large vehicles like tractor trailers, the level of horror at the outcomes can be unbearable for those involved or left behind to grieve.

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