Several truck accidents in Virginia have prompted the authorities and the general public to demand that trucks drivers be monitored more rigorously. Since truck drivers are commercial drivers, authorities are making the laws that apply to them stricter than the ones that apply to other drivers in Virginia. Trucks can also be responsible for devastating accidents due to their size and the impact that a truck can have on other vehicles. Surprisingly, lately, trucking companies have fallen off of the state authorities' radar when it comes to keeping the streets safe.
In our last post, we talked at length about distracted driving in the modern world. Specifically, we were talking about everyday people driving their sedans and being distracted by modern technology. This could mean the driver decides to reach for his or her cell phone and read or compose a text message; or it could mean that the driver is wearing Google Glass; or it could be a GPS device that catches the driver's eye.