Port Charlotte Accident Lawyers: Regulators Crack Down on Unsafe Commercial Drivers

by Carmen Dellutri on July 17, 2012

Cape Coral accident attorneyGiven the number of commercial vehicle accidents on our roadways here in Florida, we are pleased that the federal government is taking steps to keep unsafe drivers off the road. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that 287 commercial bus and truck drivers were removed from the roads during the agency's annual drug and alcohol strike force sweep.

"Safety is our number one priority. Our message is clear - we will not allow commercial bus and truck drivers operating under the influence of drugs and alcohol to stay on the road," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "All drivers and their passengers deserve to be confident that bus and truck drivers are safe and sober."

During the two-week sweep that took place this spring, investigators examined the drug and alcohol safety records of commercial drivers employed by bus and truck companies across the country. They were particularly looking for commercial truck and bus drivers who jump from carrier to carrier to evade federal drug and alcohol testing and reporting requirements.

"Removing these dangerous drivers from the roads helps save lives and sends a strong signal that we will not tolerate negligent commercial drivers and companies that violate federal alcohol and drug safety standards," said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Port Charlotte accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Port Charlotte injury attorneys for a free consultation.

 

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