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Jackknifed trucks are a danger on the roads

Have you ever seen a semitruck jackknife on the road? That happens when the cab and trailer wind up going in two directions and look much like a folded pocketknife -- in a V- or L-shape. Jackknifing trucks present real road hazards to the trucks' drivers and others who share the roads with them. Learn how you can be safer on the roads this winter around these big rigs.

3 injured in crash after driver fails to stop

Particularly in the summer, it's important to watch the roads and to look out for construction teams, slowed traffic, red lights and other indications that you need to slow down or stop. When you don't slow or stop when you are meant to, there's a possibility that you could cause a serious collision.

Why Commercial Drivers need to follow the law

Commercial drivers have an obligation to be safe on the roads. Truck drivers can lose their licenses for 60 days if they receive two traffic convictions within three years. If more traffic convictions take place, then the driver's license can be lost for even longer or revoked completely.

Many causes of truck accidents on the highways

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by a large commercial truck, your injuries may be very severe. While it's understandable to be angry at the reckless trucker who caused your accident and injuries, you may be surprised to learn that many accidents involving big rigs are actually the fault of the drivers of smaller passenger cars and light trucks.

You can be compensated after a distracted driving crash

Commercial motor vehicle drivers are under special restrictions and regulations as determined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. CMV drivers are not allowed to text while they're behind the wheel. If you've ever seen a driver on the phone, you need to understand that texting means manually entering information letter by letter or number by number into the phone. Reading texts from an electronic device also counts as texting behind the wheel, even if the driver wasn't typing. However, the driver is allowed to use voice-activated technology or to press a button one time to initiate or terminate a voice communication.

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