The truck driver at the center of a recent Florida crash near Gainesville had received multiple traffic violations in the past years, including one for speeding and one for careless driving.
Trucks are crucial to the American economy, but these large, heavy vehicles can cause significant damage when involved in accidents. If you were hurt in an accident involving a semi truck in Florida, you may be surprised to learn that the main factor in what happened to you may not be aggressive driving or distraction, but braking distance.
How unfit drivers end up behind the wheel of large and dangerous vehicles
Because commercial trucks are so large and heavy, drivers are expected to meet certain criteria to hold a commercial driver's license (CDL). Knowing that the drivers of large trucks have been specially certified should give motorists peace of mind. Unfortunately, dishonest and negligent drivers sometimes slip through and end up behind the wheel of a semi truck.