This blog has spent some time discussing semi-trucks and how they can pose a danger to other motorists. Oftentimes, this discussion revolves around the sheer size of big rigs and the driving abilities of their truckers. While these are certainly important aspects, there are other issues related to semi-trucks that can affect motorists' safety. This week, we will briefly look at how cargo securement may come into play.
We have all heard the statistics and the warnings telling us that drinking and driving is extremely dangerous not only to the intoxicated driver, but also to others on the road. Yet, despite this knowledge, many North Carolinians still choose to drink and drive. Though some of these individuals are able to make it home safe, a great number of them cause serious accidents, leaving a wreck of destruction, injuries, and death.
It is no secret that far too many motorists climb behind the wheel of their vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages. Sometimes these individuals are not impaired at all or minimally so, and get to their destination without incident. Other times, though, these drivers are under the influence and their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is seriously compromised. In these instances, a severe drunk driving accident could occur, leaving destruction and as well as physical, emotional and financial pain and suffering.
When people talk about car and truck accidents, they are often referring to collisions between two or more vehicles. While these types of wrecks are certainly quite common and cause significant destruction and personal injury, there is another type of accident that can be just as devastating but is not talked about as much. These accidents involve trucks that have unsecure loads or loads that are too big for the truck itself.
Automobile collisions are far too common in North Carolina, and the reasons can be wide-ranging. Intoxicated, distracted and tired motorists can all pose significant hazards. One reason a driver may be dangerous when on the road is because he or she is inexperienced.