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Commercial Motor Vehicle Traffic Violations

Holding a commercial driver’s license is necessary to drive a truck, and drivers are also held to a higher standard of driving. This means if a truck driver violates traffic laws, he or she may receive greater repercussions. Because a truck accident can result in more serious injuries than other accidents, the attorneys at Williams Hart, believe Texas residents should be aware of common traffic violations committed by truck drivers.

Common Violations

Although they face greater consequences in the event of a traffic violation, many truck drivers still practice irresponsible driving behaviors, thereby endangering everyone on the road. Common traffic violations truck drivers receive include:

  • Speeding
  • Tailgating cars
  • Improper lane changing
  • Reckless driving
  • Improper turning
  • Impaired driving
  • Parking on the shoulder
  • Failure to stop at railroad grade crossings

The size and weight of trucks can result in devastating injuries for others in the event of an accident. When a truck driver violates traffic rules, he or she becomes a threat to all drivers, passengers and pedestrians in the area.

Contact a Texas Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you’ve been the victim of a truck accident caused by a negligent truck driver, you are entitled to legal action. The dedicated attorneys at Williams Hart are fully aware of the standards commercial truck drivers are held to and are experienced in taking legal action against those whose unsafe driving caused injury to others. Contact a Williams Hart truck accident attorney today at 800-220-9341 to learn how we may help you pursue compensation for your damages.