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Federal regulations aim to prevent commercial vehicle accidents

Commercial vehicles are a common sight on Florida roads, specifically buses. People travel to and from work and shops on city buses. Other buses transport people from one part of the state to another, for business or pleasure purposes. However, it is important that commercial vehicles be driven with care. This is because the large size of commercial vehicles makes any accident involving one potentially catastrophic.

Commercial drivers are able to prevent jackknifes

One of the scariest things a Tampa resident may see on or alongside the road is the site of a truck that has jackknifed. Usually, the vehicle will be twisted in to an awkward shape, and it may even lay on its side. Unfortunately, there is a reason why a jackknifed truck is scary. Often, as they crash, a jackknifed truck will sweep or otherwise collide with other vehicles around it. Especially given the huge size difference between a car and a semi-truck, the end result can easily be a serious commercial vehicle accident that can leave people seriously injured.

How sleep apnea can cause commercial vehicle accidents

Residents of the greater Hillsborough area who have heard of sleep apnea may think of it as a condition that causes people to snore. They may even recognize that those with this condition may need to wear a mask at night to help them breathe better.

Dump truck accident injures three children

A dump truck driver traveling on U.S highway 301 collided head on with a passenger car, injuring three children from the greater Tampa area, resulting in injuring one them critically. The other two children were listed in serious condition. The woman who was driving the car that was struck was a 40-year-old who seems to have been the children's mom and has also suffered serious injuries

Area on record pace for number of school bus accidents

Unfortunately, the greater Tampa area is on a record-setting pace this year with respect to the frequency of school bus accidents, with many area counties seeing a marked increase in the number of these types of accidents. Hillsborough County, for instance, is on pace to be up 25 percent over 2017.

Commercial vehicle accidents can be complex in Florida

When a commercial vehicle is involved in a traffic accident, matters can be more complicated than in crashes between passenger vehicles. This is because commercial vehicles may be regulated by overlapping state and federal laws. Thus, when a commercial vehicle accident occurs in Florida, the investigation could involve local and state authorities, as well as federal agencies like the National Transportation Safety Board.

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