The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center is not only the premier advocate for innocent victims of a semi truck, or commercial vehicle crash, the group is also devoted to attempting to make all US highways, or interstates safer.
(PRWEB) February 17, 2012
The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center is not only the premier advocate for innocent victims of a semi truck, or commercial vehicle crash, the group is also devoted to attempting to make all US highways, or interstates safer. According to the National Traffic Safety Board, a fully loaded semi truck has the gross vehicle weight, depending on its cargo, of up to 80,000 pounds. The semi Truck Accident Victims Center says, "The average car weighs between one and two tons. Compare that to a fully loaded semi truck with a distracted driver texting or talking on their cell phone, and we know the results can be catastrophic. In states like California or Texas, semi truck or commercial vehicle driver distractions like texting can be even more catastrophic. Our teams have observed semi trucks drivers talking on their cell phones, going 75 MPH, even in the large metro areas like Los Angeles, Houston, Oakland, or Dallas. Beyond California and Texas, we think its vital all states enact cell phone use prohibitions or texting prohibitions while anyone is driving, regardless if it is a semi truck driver or the driver of a passenger vehicle. And, we think the penalties should be stiff." http://SemiTruckAccidentVictimsCenter.Com
Research by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) - an agency under DOT, which focuses on reducing crashes, deaths and injuries involving large trucks and buses – confirmed that texting by truck drivers poses substantial accident risks.
- Drivers who are texting take their eyes off the road an average of 4.6 seconds out of every 6 seconds.
- At 55 miles an hour, this is the equivalent of traversing an entire football field, from end zone to end zone, without looking at
- Drivers who text while driving are 23 times more likely than non-texters to be involved in a crash or a near-accident.
The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center is on call 24 hours a day to any victim, or family member of a victim involved in a traffic serious accident with a semi truck, commercial vehicle, or big rig. The group can be contacted anytime at 866-714-6466, or a victim, or their loved ones can contact the group via their web site at http://SemiTruckAccidentVictimsCenter.