As a Pennsylvania tractor trailer accident lawyer, I often receive helpful truck safety information from clients and friends. Today, I received an e-mail about commercial truck accidents with a link to a video that graphically demonstrates the devastation that results when a passenger vehicle collides with a tractor trailer.
September 17, 2011, ERIE, PA -- The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration has decided to study a recommendation that all heavy commercial vehicles be fitted with speed governors that would limit the maximum speed of the truck to 68 mph.
September 15, 2011, ERIE, PA -- The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all truckers be banned from talking on the phone and/or texting while driving. The NTSB trucking safety recommendation was delivered at a hearing in Washington and appeared to have been prompted by a tragic trucking accident that was linked to truck driver cell phone use.
August 13, 2011, ERIE, PA -- Every three hours there is a collision between trains and motor vehicles. 25% of those collisions involve tractor-trailers. The risk of fatality is five times greater in a Pennsylvania train crash than in any other Pennsylvania motor vehicle collision. In short, the numbers point to one inescapable conclusion: train crashes should be avoided.
July 3, 2011, ERIE, PA -- A man who lost his wife in a high-profile Erie County commercial truck hit-and-run accident on I-90 is continuing to pursue the drivers responsible for the accident. Fengming Liu has offered all the money he has, $20,000, for information leading to the identification of the drivers who were involved in the accident that killed his wife and forever altered his family.
April 5, 2011, ERIE, PA -- Opened mail today from Road Safe America , one of those private organizations laboring away to try to make our roads safer. The Co-Founders of Road Safe America lost their son when he was hit from behind by a heavy truck that was speeding and using cruise control set over the speed limit. They've dedicated their energies since to saving lives and reducing injuries from heavy truck crashes.
January 10, 2011, ERIE, PA -- A tractor trailer rear-ended a car on Interstate 90 in Springfield Township in an Erie County commercial truck accident that can trace its origins to an earlier accident in Ohio.