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Preventing motor vehicle accidents with safety inspections

| Jan 4, 2021 | Firm News

Southern California is known for its car culture. Drivers in Orange County know the problems that motor vehicle accidents can cause. Collisions lead to traffic backups that affect whole communities, even if they aren’t personally involved. Large truck accidents can involve more than one car and can cause devastating injuries. Safety inspections are one important way to reduce risks on the road.

Road check inspections save lives

One of the most important tools highway safety officials have in their arsenals is the road check inspection. In early September of 2020, officials in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico inspected tens of thousands of vehicles. By the end of this concentrated action, over 15,000 trucks had been taken out of service.

Road check inspectors look at a number of factors involved in the trucking industry. They examine everything from logs to licensure to brake systems. In taking drivers with the wrong qualifications off the road and in identifying mechanical issues that need fixing, these inspections are mitigating the risk of motor vehicle accidents.

Large trucks are much heavier than most passenger cars. They require more stopping distance. When they do hit a standard sized car, they do so with a great deal of force. Truck accidents cause lots of fatalities every year. Trucks are important in delivering goods to all corners of the country, and making sure they’re in proper shape and that their drivers are well-trained helps keep everyone on the roads safe.

If you’re involved in a collision with a commercial truck, it’s a good idea to contact an attorney. He or she may know how to access the records needed to show who is at fault and will also be an advocate for you. Keep in mind that attorneys employed by insurance companies are often partly trying to save money, not compensate victims completely.