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Make Our Streets Safer: Hold Unqualified Truck Drivers Accountable

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 4,311 traffic fatalities involving large trucks and buses in 2015. Many of those crashes were caused by people who should not have been driving those vehicles in the first place.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

Businesses using commercial motor vehicles must hire qualified drivers to prevent crashes and protect the motoring public. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations state, “A person shall not drive a commercial motor vehicle unless he/she is qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle. Except as provided in §391.63, a motor carrier shall not require or permit a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle unless that person is qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle.” The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are meant to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians from commercial motor vehicles by preventing a wide range of harm that can come from bad commercial truck driving.

Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle

Driving a commercial motor vehicle requires much more knowledge than driving a regular car. They are bigger, brake slower, turn wider, and are taller than regular cars. They can also require more mechanical knowledge to operate. For these reasons, someone must be properly trained and qualified to use them. There must be qualified commercial motor vehicle drivers because of the serious harm which may happen in crashes. Even the slowest of collisions can cause serious injury, and if a crash happens at full speed, the results can be deadly.

Hold Unqualified Drivers Accountable With Our Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been hurt because of an unqualified truck driver, please make our roads safer by holding the company who hired that driver accountable for the harm. Only when companies are made to pay full and fair value for the harms they cause by breaking the rules do they make wide-sweeping changes that make our communities safer. Allow our legal team of Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott to fight for you.

Learn more about how our Kansas City personal injury attorneys can help if you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident here.