When Mother Nature is Not to Blame

Jon Papin, Esq, of Cogan & Power P.C. in Chicago, Illinois writes of how dangerous sharing the road with big rigs can be, and how weather conditions can change the outcome of a drive — but that bad weather conditions do automatically excuse truck drivers from their obligations to be professional drivers with highway intelligence. This information, published in TruckAccident Magazine, includes valuable details the public should know. Here is an excerpt from that article:

“Operators of commercial vehicles have a higher duty and must use “extreme caution” while traveling in bad weather adversely affecting visibility. FMCSR 392.14 has two parts and states: “Extreme caution in the operation of a commercial motor vehicle shall be exercised when hazardous conditions, such as those caused by snow, ice, sleet, fog, mist, rain, dust or smoke, adversely affect visibility or traction.

“Speed shall be reduced when such conditions exist. If conditions become sufficiently dangerous, the operation of the commercial motor vehicle shall be discontinued and shall not be resumed until the commercial motor vehicle can be safely operated…” 

Read this article and others like it at TruckAccidentMagazine.com. Call Lori Tepper at APITLAmerica today at 888-772-4852, to learn more about TruckAccident Magazine.  Also, learn more about putting the brakes on unsafe trucking companies online at http://www.apitlamerica.com – APITLA is serving America’s truck accident victims.

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