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What qualifies one to drive a school bus in Tennessee?

The stress associated with getting your kids to school each day in Shelby should be limited to the struggles that come with getting them out of bed or to remember to hand their homework in. How they get to school should be a worry-free process: just have them take the bus. Yet in doing so, you place a great deal of trust in the person hired by the school district to drive your kids around. 

Protecting motorists from drunk truck drivers

It goes without saying that semi-trucks have the potential to cause massive damage when involved in accidents with other vehicles in Shelby. For this reason, truckers are tasked with maintaining strict performance standards, which of course includes avoiding drinking while driving their vehicles. Yet despite reductions in the number of drunk driving incidents reported involving truckers in recent years, some still continue to engage in this negligent practice. Indeed, according to information shared by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, two percent of truck drivers involved in fatal accidents in 2014 had BAC concentrations higher than .08. 

Understanding Uber's liability insurance policies

Rideshare services are a fairly new phenomenon in Shelby. The introduction of ridesharing to a market also brings with it the onset of ridesharing liability issues. Uber and Lyft drivers often have the same driving tendencies as other motorists (one might even argue that they pose a greater threat than most commercial vehicle operators, given that they do not have to undergo rigorous training before getting behind the wheel). 

Truck crash deaths in Shelby County spike

Shelby County residents may enjoy many things that contribute to a high quality of life for them and their families. Unfortunately, tragic events like car accidents can happen at any time and leave a negative mark on that quality of life. When it comes to sharing the road with large vehicles like tractor trailers, people in average passenger vehicles can be at quite a disadvantage. Records from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration paint a very bleak picture of these crashes in the region. 

Are their limits on how long bus drivers can work?

The semi-trucks seen driving on Shelby's roads and highways certainly present an enormous potential for damages if they were ever to be involved in accidents. yet there are other large vehicles that you see almost as frequently that can cause equal amounts of harm and throw in the potential for further losses given that they transport passengers. Buses and other mass transit vehicles require just as much skill as is needed to drive a semi-truck, and their operation can be equally as taxing. 

Trucker regulations focus on fatigue

As you likely know, commercial truckers often spend many long and lonely hours behind the wheels of their big rigs. This fact may put many innocent residents in Tennessee at risk when they encounter these tired truckers on the road. Whether as drivers themselves, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcylists, every person deserves to know that commercially licensed drivers are operating their vehicles safely.

Tennessee's changing school bus laws: are they enough?

After the horrific Chattanooga school bus crash that claimed the lives of six children in 2016, there has been much debate over school bus safety statewide. Countless parents and lawmakers alike have begun to question whether bus drivers have taken proper safety measures while on the job in the past. Fortunately, Tennessee laws have changed since this tragic accident. Yet are those changes big enough to make a difference?  

Respondeat superior explained

Take a drive around Shelby, and you likely will see at least one commercial vehicle, whether it be a standard delivery truck or an enormous tractor-trailer. While these vehicles are necessary tools of business, they often present risks to other drivers due to their massive size. A collision with one could spell devastation for you and your family. Several people have come to us here at The Gold Law Firm following such accidents facing inordinate expenses and wondering what sort of legal recourse they may have. If you have the same question following your own commercial vehicle accident, the first thing to determine is who is liable. 

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