Speed limit signs are posted in efforts to encourage safe driving and prevent personal injury, death and property damage. Speed limits are determined based on traffic studies that include how many vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians are on or near the roadway at different times of the day. Drivers who exceed the speed limit endanger the physical safety and property of everybody around them. If a collision occurs as a result of speeding, and injuries or a death are caused, you/and/or the estate of the person who was killed should contact us at Springer & Lyle for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Lower speed limits for tractor trailers make good sense. It’s physically impossible for a tractor-trailer that weighs 80,000 pounds to stop as quickly as a passenger vehicle, and they’re far less maneuverable too. When tractor-trailers crash into other vehicles, about 75 percent of all injuries or deaths involve the occupants of the other vehicles. Lower speed limits for big rigs mean that if the truck driver or somebody else on the roadway makes a mistake, there’s going to be more time to attempt to avoid a crash. If there isn’t enough time, there’s going to be less of an impact due to lower speeds.
Any issues involving truck speed is a simple matter of high school physics. Lower speed limits for trucks mean:
- They’ll have about the same stopping distance as passenger vehicles
- Physical injuries and property damage are less likely to be as severe
- There’s a significantly lower crash rate
- There’s less of a likelihood of traveling too fast for conditions
At Springer & Lyle, we have extensive experience in the representation of truck accident victims. We can be of great benefit to you and your family members too. When necessary, we retain the best accident reconstructionists in the state to serve as expert witnesses.
It’s strongly recommended that you don’t talk with the insurer of the trucker or his employer. They’ll only try to lull you into a false sense of security and then try to push some or all of the blame for the accident onto you. They’ll even use any statements you give them against you in the future. Contact the truck accident attorneys at Springer & Lyle first, and ask for a free consultation and case evaluation. You can learn a lot and anything you say to us is confidential. We’re dedicated, compassionate but aggressive personal injury lawyers. Our track record and client reviews speak for the quality of our work.