In this series of blogs, we will discuss various aspects of a truck crash case. This blog focuses on truck driver’s unsafe driving habits.
How does unsafe driving cause a truck crash?
Trucking companies pay drivers per delivery or per mile, not per hour. Compensating truck drivers this way incentivizes unsafe driving. Simply put, trucking companies put profits over people by not prioritizing safety. Two of the most common causes of trucking crashes are fatigue and impaired driving. Sometimes, these two causes go hand in hand. To make the most money, some truck drivers drive without sleep, skip rest breaks that are mandated by law, and use drugs to help keep them awake. Rest breaks are required to prevent unsafe driving due to fatigue. Frequently, drivers use stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine to stay awake and make more money. Drivers who are fatigued and/or impaired cannot control their 18 wheelers in a safe manner. This creates dangerous road conditions for other drivers.
It is important to hire a trucking crash lawyer who understands these unsafe driving practices to hold drivers and their employers accountable. Call the experienced trucking crash lawyers at Snyder & Wenner now at 602-224-0005 to discuss your case. You can also email us directly here.