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Commercial Vehicle Accidents Archives

Points to remember about the revocation of a driver's license


Drivers of commercial vehicles in North Carolina should be aware of the rules regarding revocation of a driver's license. The Motor Vehicles Division has the authority to revoke the driver's license of a person if that person has been convicted of a certain listed offense. If a driver has been convicted of manslaughter while operating a motor vehicle, the same offense may lead to the revocation of the driver's license. Apart from that, if the driver is found to be driving under the influence of alcohol or any other drug, the division has the right to revoke that person's the driver's license.

Liability in the event of a North Carolina tour bus accident


Many tourists visit North Carolina's attractions and beautiful countryside every year, and oftentimes they come in large groups that hire tour buses to explore the various points of interest found in the state. A tour bus involved in an accident can be damaging on many fronts, because out-of-state victims may not know state motor vehicle laws or who to contact in case of an accident. Tour buses, much like any other large vehicle, can cause greater destruction in the event of accident as opposed to smaller personal vehicles.

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Residents of North Carolina understand that driving a commercial vehicle requires different skills than driving a non-commercial vehicle. Because of their sheer size, a commercial vehicle accident, delivery truck accident or a garbage truck accident is more likely to result in severe injuries, or even death, than a non-commercial vehicle accident.

Requirements a school bus driver must meet in North Carolina


Every day, thousands of children in Raleigh go to school by bus. If even one of these buses is involved in an accident, the consequences can be very serious, especially because there are children on board most times. Recent examples of such accidents in the North Carolina can be found on the blog site. In order to prevent such bus accidents, the state's Department of Transportation has a set of requirements that school bus drivers must meet before operating a school bus.

Bus driver facing charges after fatal accident in North Carolina


Usually, when two vehicles of unequal sizes collide in an accident, the extent of damages that the smaller vehicle is likely to sustain is much greater. For that reason, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are always at a greater risk of injuries and even death. One such recent accident, which involved a bus and a sports utility vehicle, occurred in Highway 70 near North Carolina 581.

Interstate 95 one of the most dangerous highways in U.S.


Motor accidents involving commercial vehicles have become a big concern for authorities across the United States, including those in North Carolina. Interstate highways are the site of many motor vehicle accidents involving commercial vehicles every day and sadly, many lives are lost in these accidents.

Securing compensation for a truck accident injury


Driving a truck loaded with cargo is not an easy task. Due to the sheer size of the vehicle and the load it carries, it becomes all the more necessary for a truck driver to exercise caution while operating this type of vehicle. According to trucking regulations followed in North Carolina and elsewhere, truck drivers are required to take adequate breaks to avoid driving fatigued.

Employers' role in preventing commercial vehicle accidents


A commercial vehicle accident can have a greater number of legal implications than a personal car accident, given that the incident may also directly affect the driver's employer. A report from 2010 showed that motor vehicle accidents were the top cause of work-related fatalities and accounted for almost one-quarter of occupational injuries that were fatal.

DOT targets commercial vehicle accident reduction


In the wake of an increase in commercial vehicle accidents in North Carolina and the rest of U.S., the time has come for authorities to analyze the reasons and circumstances under which such collisions occur. In order to ensure the safety of commercial vehicle drivers, as well as all drivers on the road, necessary steps are imminent and steps are already being taken to reduce commercial vehicle accidents.

Brunswick County bus accident sends students, drivers to hospital


Many children travel by school bus throughout North Carolina. In most cases, children travel safely because school districts follow state laws to ensure that children are safe. Still, bus accidents occasionally happen, which can injure and even kill passengers.

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