This week, inspectors and investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) have been participating in Roadcheck 2015. According to KFDX News Channel Three, Roadcheck is an annual three-day enforcement event to increase safety compliance of motor carriers, vehicles, drivers, cargo and security in the commercial trucking and bus industry. This year, Roadcheck 2015 is running from June 2 – 4, and DPS troopers will be out in full force looking for semi trucks and buses with equipment violations or drivers who are not complying with both state and federal regulations.
Roadcheck 2014 Results in Texas
Last year, DPS troopers and other law enforcement agencies across the state inspected 8,714 commercial vehicles during Roadcheck. They found that over 20 percent of all vehicles had serious violations that required the trucks or buses to be put out of service until issues were addressed. Driving violations also caused 263 drivers to be put out of service. These types of violations included drivers who were on the road for too many hours or failure to be properly licensed for the rig they were driving. Both of these violations can be incredibly dangerous and put other motorists on Texas roadways at great risk for injury-causing or fatal accidents.
Trucks Accidents in Texoma
Truck accidents in Wichita Falls and other Texoma communities can leave victims in the hospital, or worse. Since commercial trucking companies and truck drivers have additional federal regulations to follow, accident investigations involving large trucks and buses often take much longer than traditional car accident investigations. If you were injured in a truck accident, it’s a good idea to speak with a personal injury lawyer who has extensive truck accident case experience. Determining whether or not the truck driver and rig were in compliance with all state and federal regulations is an essential part of any truck accident case.
What to do After a Truck Accident in Wichita Falls
Accidents involving commercial trucks and larger buses can have devastating results for drivers and passengers in smaller passenger occupant vehicles. After a truck accident or bus accident in Wichita Falls, your first step needs to be speaking with an experienced lawyer about your options. If your have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a truck or bus accident in Wichita Falls, contact the skilled legal team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for an immediate free case consultation.