The roads and highways throughout Pennsylvania are filled with tractor-trailers. They are also filled with motorists who are in a hurry to pass these trucks – sometimes at the danger of their lives and the lives of those around them. When negligent motorists make thoughtless decisions, the result can be a devastating Bucks County truck accident.
In order to combat aggressive driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and passenger vehicles (PVs), the state of Pennsylvania adopted the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) program. This program focuses on educating motorists about unsafe driving behaviors, especially in the vicinity of large trucks. The types of behaviors that the program aims to reduce include:
- Cutting off other drivers
- Failure to yield right of way
- Aggressive driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to signal lane changes
This program reveals that semi-trucks are not just large cars. They do not have the ability to maneuver as quickly and effortlessly as a passenger vehicle, which causes an increased risk of crashes if dangerous driving behaviors are performed in their vicinity. Some major differences of trucks which lead to increased crash risk include:
- Longer required stopping distance
- Inability to maneuver quickly
- Large blind spots
- Wide right turns, which can lead to a “squeeze play”
We sincerely hope that educating drivers about the dangers of their actions could decrease devastating accidents throughout the state. If you have been injured in a truck accident in Pennsylvania, contact a Bucks County truck accident lawyer at Cordisco & Saile. We will help you get your life back together and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Also be sure to order your free copy of How to Maximize Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You, written by the Bucks County truck crash lawyers at Cordisco & Saile.