Friday, July 10, 2015

Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyers: Proposed Law for Break Safety Rules

Truck drivers who violate safety regulations are a serious threat to everyone on the road. Each year in the U.S., nearly 4,000 people are killed and more than 100,000 are injured in accidents involving large commercial vehicles. Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed a new regulation aimed at curbing this pervasive problem. The new regulation would prohibit transportation intermediaries from coercing truck drivers to violate safety regulations; including drivers’ hours-of-service limits, CDL requirements, drug and alcohol testing rules and hazardous materials regulations. The trucking industry is notorious for placing excessive demands on drivers, leading many to push themselves beyond their physical limits. Of particular concern is speeding and driver fatigue, both leading causes of fatal trucking accidents. To combat this problem, the FMCSA has adopted a series of safety regulations in order to protect drivers and everyone with whom they share t

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