The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) estimates that each year, approximately 1,000 Connecticut Truck Accidents occur. A majority of those accidents are attributed to driver error and mechanical failures. In an effort to reduce the amount of crashes in the state, DMV officials have launched a safety campaign known as “Roadcheck 2013”.
A story from NBC-Connecticut explains the program kicked off yesterday and will run through the remainder of the week. During that time, law enforcement and DMV officials will be saturating the state’s roadways in order to catch trucks and truck drivers who are in violation of laws regarding safety. A spokesman for the Connecticut DMV, Lt. Don Bridge, stated some of the things they will be watching for include broken taillights, faulty braking systems, reckless driving, and seat belt usage.
Bridge added officials would also be checking to ensure drivers are qualified to be behind the wheel of a truck. This means drivers should be properly licensed and following all requirements regarding the operation of a commercial truck, including the number of hours a driver has been behind the wheel each week.
Any driver caught committing an infraction will be ticketed for the violation.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers at Carter Mario Law Firm are aware of the dangers a truck with faulty equipment or a negligent driver at the wheel can be. That’s why the firm would like to wish the campaign success in its endeavors.