There are many rules that drivers must follow in Ohio. These rules include rules governing where drivers must be on the road, when they can make turns, when they must stop, the speed of the vehicle and many others. There are also rules to ensure the drivers of the vehicles are not distracted or impaired while driving. This generally means that their blood alcohol concentration is below a certain amount, but does not mean that they cannot consume any alcohol before driving.
The rules are more strict for truck drivers since commercial trucks can cause much more damage than the average vehicle in truck accidents due to their size. Truck drivers are not to drive at all if they have consumed or are under the influence of any alcohol within four hours of driving the truck in addition to while they are driving it. If they have consumed alcohol or were under the influence of it within four hours of operating the truck then they must be placed out-of-service for 24 hours. This means that they must wait at least 24 hours before they operate the truck again.
Truck drivers are also prohibited from operating the truck if they are sick or fatigued and their alertness is impaired. It is very important to have alert truck drivers. When a truck is involved in an accident, people in vehicles suffer severe injuries in many instances. These injuries can be very debilitating and can completely change a person’s life forever. They can also be very costly for the victims with very expensive medical bills and lost income if they are unable to work while they recover. The victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries though, which can be very important for the victim and their family.
There are many truck accidents in Ohio each year. These accidents can change people’s lives due to the severe injuries that can result. The victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. If the truck drivers are at fault for the accident, especially if they violate the rules above, they may be required to compensate the victims. Experienced attorneys understand how these injuries can change lives and may be able to guide one through the process.
Source: www.ecfr.gov, “U.S. Regulation Title 49, Subtitle B, Chapter III, Subchapter B, Part 392,” accessed on June 12, 2017