Commercial vehicles are driven by people with commercial drivers' licenses. That means that those individuals have been trained to drive these larger vehicles and have the experience necessary to keep others safe on the roads. It also means that they should be familiar with laws pertaining to safety behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle.
Driving a company car in Tennessee allows you to minimize wear and tear on your personal vehicle and keeps more gas money in your own pocket. However, if you are in an accident, who is liable? At Waldron, Fann & Parsley, Attorneys at Law, we often represent clients injured in a crash with a business vehicle.
Taxi services and ridesharing options are prevalent in many parts of Tennessee as they are all throughout the United States. While convenient, people do have to place a large amount of trust in their driver to follow traffic laws and drive responsibly in order to get them to their destination safely and efficiently. However, there are times when due to human error, a commercial vehicle driver may make a mistake that compromises the safety of his or her passengers.
As a motorist in Tennessee, you must take every precaution to maintain the safety of yourself and other drivers. This is especially important when sharing the road with large commercial vehicles, such as trucks or buses. The Federal Motor Carrier Association offers the following tips in this case, which can keep you and other drivers safe and secure.
When you got into a commercial crash, the last thing you expected was to find out that the driver had previous run-ins with the law. In the past, the driver had made mistakes that led to people getting hurt, just like this time.