Commercial tractor-trailers can present a serious risk to everyone who is on the road if involved in an accident. Most experts agree that stringent trucking regulations and rules can help reduce accidents involving semi-trucks, but our Indiana truck accident lawyers at Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers point out there is currently debate regarding what these rules should be.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is considering making changes to its Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) program. Proposals are calling to reduce interventional threshold limits for vehicle maintenance basic requirements by five percentage points and increase interventional limits for the use of controlled substances by 10 percentage points.
According to an article from Overdrive, many in the trucking industry say the changes do little to address the causes of truck accidents today. Still others use case histories of fatal accidents caused by poorly maintained vehicles and intoxicated drivers as evidence of why these regulations would be effective.
At Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers, we understand how the law can affect the number of trucking accidents that occur in the state of Indiana and our Evansville personal injury lawyers hope industry representatives and safety experts can come to an agreement on a set of regulations that offer protection to everyone on the road.