And so, when truck drivers and tractor-trailer drivers, it’s not just speed limits, it’s the speed for the circumstances and the jury instruction and the commercial drivers’ code, and the CDL requires the truck driver use the highest degree of care to drive at a speed appropriate for those circumstances, and obviously if you go around the turn and you spill your whole load over the highway and you crash into another truck, that’s not happening. And so, it’s those turns, it’s navigating those things, it’s changing lanes where you can lose control, it’s being able to stop when there are sudden stops in traffic in more urban areas ahead of you or because of an emergency situation or road construction or getting into road construction season. So, controlling your speed and operating at safe speeds is very important. It can lead to dangerous injuries or death because the velocities and the force. Force equals mass times acceleration. Trucks have so much mass that the force involved in these trucks when they’re driving in excessive speed is truly extraordinary.
I have other articles where I’ve written about this case. I really just wanted to touch about this and show you the pictures and do a little video, just about going around and doing turns. So, tractor-trailers on rural roads, whether it’s dump trucks, whether it’s holding feed, whether it’s full, semis going around those turns and they can get careless and they need to slacken or slow their speed even more than they think because you never know who’s coming around the corner the other way. In this case, it was a tractor-trailer, but it could be school buses, families. There’s a wide variety. We read about sad stories about wrecks on these roads all the time.
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