Distracted driving is a problem everywhere and is a concern in Ohio. Ohio has had a distracted driving law for 5 years but a period of informing drivers about the dangers of distracted driving preceded enforcement of the law. Texting while driving is banned in Ohio and novice drivers are prohibited from using a cell phone while driving. Following the education campaign period, authorities began issuing tickets for distracted driving and the fine for adult drivers is $150.
Commercial vehicle accidents can result in serious injuries for victims and liability for negligent drivers. An Ohio man was recently convicted of causing a fatal accident while driving distracted. The man was driving a 30,000 pound tractor trailer when he crashed into stopped traffic while participating in a Facebook quiz on his smartphone. The traffic was stopped for construction. In addition, the man was accused of driving while impaired and being under the influence of oxycodone.
This blog recently discussed the serious threat truck accidents pose to victims. Unfortunately, accidents involving semi-trucks, commercial vehicles and large trucks have increased since 1992. Additionally, efforts to improve trucking regulations or enforce existing trucking regulations have not been a priority. Truck accidents can cause both catastrophic injuries to victims and deathso it is important for victims to be familiar with their legal protections.
Truck accident victims are legally protected. A series of truck accidents in Ohio on the freeway recently left several victims injured. The first accident took place less than two hours south of the Akron area between a semi-truck and at least two passenger vehicles and several injuries were reported. The second accident was between two semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles. The third accident involved a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle and 3 victims were transported to a local hospital following the third semi-truck accident.
Biking safety tips may help you stay safe on the road. As a bicyclist, you certainly know that serious dangers and risks exist when biking near roadways. When it comes to staying safe, you likely understand that a considerable amount of responsibility lands on you. By taking the proper safety precautions, you may lessen the chance of your being involved in a serious, injury-causing accident.