Many of the laws that Minnesota drivers must abide by are in place in an effort to keep people safe. From speed limits to yielding the right of way, when drivers fail to obey the laws and rules of the road, they can put themselves and others at risk of serious injury or even death if an accident were to occur. When these accidents involve commercial vehicles like tractor trailers, the danger may increase due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles.
Have you ever been next to a semi truck or other large commercial vehicle on the road and felt a bit apprehensive? The sheer size of these vehicles relative to the average passenger vehicle can understandably make motorists and passengers feel vulnerable. This is with good reason as the consequences of collisions involving large trucks can be catastrophic. Just how serious are large truck accidents in Minnesota?
We discussed what some of the major dangers for large commercial trucks can be in our previous blog post. Professional truck drivers can be negligent just like any other passenger vehicle driver. When they are, however, the scale of an accident tends to be much greater.
We have all seen large commercial trucks on the road, maybe even this morning on your way into work. We know how big the vehicles are. We know that they can seem to take up the whole road and often, they seem to be going too fast for comfort.