I'm talking financial ruin and even jail time. Then see how many 18 wheeler wrecks there are in the US.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
Statistically speaking, 3 of those wrecks were the car's fault.
You got your wish and then some. Even if the driver, trucking company isn't at fault, they can still be held responsible; including financial ruin and jail time.I'm talking financial ruin and even jail time. Then see how many 18 wheeler wrecks there are in the US.
A guy hired on with my company back in March. He went on a job to New Jersey and while he was in Pennsylvania, a woman changed lanes into him. There were four witnesses that said she hit him, he was going 5 mph below the speed limit, his logbook was straight, but he was charged with, "failure to prevent an accident". It was ruled that he should have seen her coming and tried to prevent the collision. The company settled out of court for a million bucks and he had to find another job, because his CSA score is fried.
It's harder to avoid it these days but not impossible.
I worked on a project for some of the commercial truck tracking diagnostic software...those guys have EVERYTHING tracked these days. Plus the diagnostics are hooked directly into the truck engine and other systems....they know exactly when and where and how long a truck is just idling. They can track every pee break. It was pretty cool.
But so much for the 'freedom of the road.'