Speeding is a primary cause of road accidents all over the world. When a truck driver speeds, the danger and the risk is significantly escalated. Why? Because trucks are substantial bodied vehicles that require immaculate control and response. If any slight thing alters the handling, like speeding, then the truck driver cannot confidently retain control of the vehicle and the impact of a crash would be devastating. What are these consequences? Find out below.
There is Danger Regardless
Speeding remains a considerable problem on the roads. Given that one third of all accidents are caused by speeding, this only proves the point further that it is a highly irresponsible and reckless thing to do. A truck driver is bound by different speed limits when they are on a job or driving around, and this is for good reason. This is because speeding in any context is a high risk action, and is likely to cause a collision which, especially when a truck is involved, will cause injury or even death. When a driver speeds, they are less in control of the vehicle, their response times are compromised and the ability to see distractions or hazards is dramatically decreased too.
The Ability to Stop Is Impeded
A major problem with speeding truck drivers is that their capacity to stop the vehicle is drastically depleted. Consider the average car travelling at around 100kmph. It would take almost 300 ft for them to stop, if they respond in good time and realize that they need to. For a truck, this is over 500 ft. This means it takes a lot longer because there is more vehicle to bring to a halt. Therefore, the chance that they won’t stop if they are exceeding the speed limit sure enough doubles, and there is nothing that can be done.
A Truck May Overturn
A speeding truck is also at risk of overturning, especially if it is overloaded. An overturned truck often causes multi-car pileups to happen and is a common cause of collision related fatalities.
What to Do After a Truck Collision
Being injured or losing a loved one in a truck driving collision where the operator was speeding has catastrophic consequences. Because the danger of life-changing injuries or death is heightened exponentially, you will naturally need support moving forward. Contact Custodio & Dubey to secure advice around what the options are and how to secure compensation and resolution. Our team will talk with you about what happened, your injuries or the impact of losing someone you love and get to know your case and all of its details. This is a solid foundation for bringing action against the driver or company.
Truck related road accidents often have devastating consequences. For anyone trying to navigate their way through the aftermath of such an event, there are always ways to find peace and justice. Talk to our team at Custodio & Dubey as soon as possible to find out how we can help you.
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