Imagine you’re driving behind a semi truck on a busy road. Suddenly, you see the truck change lanes without signaling or continuously swerve between lanes. This disrupts and alarms drivers around the truck and could potentially lead to an accident. So how do you spot a dangerous truck driver in Wisconsin?
You learn the signs. When you know what to look for as an attentive and responsible driver, you’ll help keep yourself and others safe on the road. If you see a dangerous truck driver, you should report them. One less reckless driver on the road would benefit all drivers.
The federal government has rules in place that govern the safety and maintenance of semi trucks. When trucking agencies, companies, and drivers follow these safety rules and traffic laws, risk of accidents are significantly reduced. These laws cover truck part maintenance, regulation of driving hours, and responsible operation of the vehicle. Fatigued driving, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and failing truck parts are all factors that put other responsible and innocent drivers at risk.
Here’s how agencies can stop Wisconsin truck crashes from happening as well as truck accidents throughout the entire nation:
Proper Truck Maintenance Saves Lives
Trucking companies are required to properly maintain all of the equipment on the truck and trailer. Lights, signals, brakes, engine, and tires are all parts of the truck that companies are required to maintain. Bald tires and worn brakes can make a truck more difficult to stop and difficult to control in bad weather and poor road conditions. Burnt out lights and failing signals prevent surrounding passenger vehicles from being warned as semi trucks make turns and switch lanes. This can leave a passenger vehicle unable to get out of the way in time and can lead to a dangerous and potential fatal collision.