January 2019 Archives

Handling hazardous road conditions

As a commercial motor vehicle driver in Shelby, you owe a similar duty of care to their passengers as they do the other motorists on the road. There may be select instances when that duty supersedes the desire to meet all of a passenger's demands. Many in your profession have come to us here at The Gold Law Firm after their decisions to go against their passengers' wishes in the interest of safety have been questioned. So much of your employer's reputation (and yours as a driver) is based off customer satisfaction, which makes knowing when to make the decision to act prudently as opposed to conveniently so important. 

Lax ELD hauling laws endanger drivers everywhere

In 2018, the U.S. Senate granted a temporary exemption for livestock haulers from having to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to track their hours and location. The use of such devices became required by law in December 2017 to protect drivers everywhere from overworked truckers, but large portions of the agricultural industry are exempt.

What driving laws should visitors to Tennessee know?

Tennessee is a great place to live, which is why the state receives so many visitors. Those unfamiliar with driving laws could run into a bit of trouble, especially when it comes to things like texting and driving. Fortunately, the Tennessee Department of Homeland Safety offers the following advice, which also a good refresher for those who reside in the state.

What shouldn’t I wear when riding a motorcycle?

You probably know that wearing the right gear, including helmets and jackets, is a must when riding a motorcycle. However, many riders in Tennessee don’t know that certain items of clothing are verboten when it comes to personal safety, for both themselves and their passengers. Business Insider explains what not to wear while riding to ensure you and others remain safe on the road.

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