For many teenagers, getting a driver's license and having access to a car is a dream come true. It can provide young people in this age range with a new found freedom. While this change may be one of the most exciting things in the life of a teen, for many parents the feeling is the exact opposite. There is good reason for this since some of the activities kids this age engage in could lead to car accidents. These crashes could leave those involved with serious injuries.
No parent wants to think that a child on a school bus is in more danger than any other vehicle on the road. Usually they are just as safe as if they were being driven to school by a parent. One recent accident involving a school bus 50 miles east of Durham, however, probably has some parents thinking about other ways to get their kids to school.
It is not uncommon for a trucking company to make unreasonable demands on their drivers. Drivers are often expected to make unrealistic deadlines -- and to do so, they sometimes speed or sacrifice necessary rest. There are federal trucking regulations that set in place a number of expectations that apply only to drivers of commercial vehicles. When a driver fails to abide by these regulations, either the driver or the trucking company may be found liable for whatever damages result from an accident.