Are new regulations to blame for truck accidents? Drivers say yes

Kentucky residents are used to sharing the state's highways and byways with large trucks. Located in the heart of the nation, Kentucky serves as a sort of crossroads for major shipping operations. Recently, truck drivers responsible for moving goods across the country are speaking out, and the public may want to hear what they have to say about recent truck accidents

Some drivers of large tractor-trailer trucks have organized a unique sort of protest called a "slow roll." The idea is to drive many trucks in a large group slowly along the interstate in Kentucky and surrounding areas to raise awareness. The drivers are warning that a new round of federal regulations may actually cause more danger than safety. 

In the past, each truck driver was responsible for keeping a log of his or her own hours spent on the road. These logs help a driver remain accountable for safe travel, as it is easy to determine if a driver was traveling at a safe speed from point A to point B. However, the age of technology has dawned, and now the logs are kept electronically. The protesters claim that this causes undo stress on a driver, and has led to a direct increase in truck accidents. 

When Kentucky residents are hurt in truck accidents, the injuries and damage are often severe. Due to the size and speeds of the large vehicles involved, smaller passenger vehicles often stand no chance in a collision. When a person becomes the victim of a truck accident, he or she may be saddled with medical bills, damage to personal property and suffer serious and lasting injury. In many cases, an experienced attorney can assist clients who have been injured under similar circumstances by pursuing claims for monetary damages based upon the negligence of other parties. 

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