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Negligent Eighteen Wheeler Drivers

Eighteen wheelers are often unwieldy because of their huge size and because of the enormous loads they carry. That is why drivers of eighteen wheelers are often specially trained to drive such vehicles. In the United States, drivers are required to hold a class A license to be able to operate an eighteen wheeler. However, even this specialized training will not help them avoid all mishaps, and any accident involving an eighteen wheeler is likely to be devastating for everyone involved.

There are many ways in which a driver of an eighteen wheeler may be negligent:

  • The truck is overloaded and thus off-balanced when it takes sharp turns
  • Speeding
  • The driver is sleepy, thus causing slowed reaction times and collisions due to inattention to the road
  • The driver fails to properly maintain the trailer and rig
  • Drunk driving
  • The driver does not check his or her blind spots while on major highways and access roads, thus endangering everyone else on the road.
  • The driver takes a turn too widely or too quickly

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