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Trucking Safety Organizations Urge Drivers to Avoid Speeding

By Timothy Bussey on January 14, 2013

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have teamed up to urge drivers of both passenger vehicles and commercial trucks and buses to avoid speeding in order to reduce the risks of serious or deadly crashes, according to a recent article in Land Line Magazine, a trucking trade journal.

Speeding Big RigThe recent concerns are driven by the results of a study by the CVSA of speeding tickets issued in October 2012. The study found that the number of tickets issued to commercial vehicle drivers had increased 2.8 percent over the previous year, and the number of tickets issued to passenger vehicle drivers had increased 10 percent.

Overall, passenger vehicle drivers received half of all speeding tickets in the U.S. in the past year, while commercial drivers received 19.6 percent of tickets. Failure to use a seat belt and to obey a traffic control sign or signal were also common reasons police stopped drivers during the study, which involved over 35,000 vehicles, according to the CVSA.

Speeding remains one of the most common causes of crashes between large trucks and passenger vehicles, which can cause serious injuries or death. Maintaining a safe speed for road conditions and obeying posted speed limits can reduce your risk of an accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident in El Paso County, please don’t hesitate to call the hardworking Colorado Springs truck accident attorneys at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. We’ll help you identify any negligent parties who may be responsible for your injuries and seek the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (719) 475-2555 for a free, confidential case evaluation.

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