Operating a motor vehicle is a big responsibility, as violating the law in any way can result in an accident that causes serious injury or death.
It's a joy to spend time with family and friends during the holiday season. It doesn't matter if you're doing so at home, at a local hot spot or even at work, you're sure to have a smile on your face. And in some cases, you're sure to have an alcoholic beverage in your hand.
Most truck drivers understand the responsibility that goes along with operating such a large motor vehicle. However, even those with the best intentions have the potential to cause a serious accident that results in injury or even death.
You're driving down the road, minding your business, when you spot someone who is clearly distracted. Maybe they're on the phone and not paying attention to the road. Or maybe they're turned around looking at someone or something in the backseat.
Motor vehicle-pedestrian accidents remain a major concern throughout the country, especially in areas like Riverside, California where there's a high volume of pedestrians.
Would a later “last call” for bars and other California establishments that serve alcohol help stagger (so to speak) the times at which people under the influence might be getting behind the wheel, resulting in fewer people emerging from these venues at 2 a.m.? (That is the latest an establishment can serve alcohol state law.) Or would it just cause people to drink longer and get more inebriated?
When driving, it's a must to pay attention to the road and other vehicles at all times. Losing your focus for even a second can cause an accident that results in injury or death.
Put another way: While truckers in big commercial rigs hardly stress unduly over their potential for personal injuries in accidents involving other users of the road, pedestrians most assuredly do.
Motorists in Southern California know that streets and interstates across the state and nationally can turn deadly in an instant.
For most smaller vehicles, changing highway speed limits doesn’t seem like it would make a big difference in either safety or convenience. But for large trucks like those that traverse California and interstate highways, a change in speed could mean the difference between safe travel and a deadly truck accident.