Following the Smith System of Driving a Truck in a Dust Storm Prevents New Mexico Trucking Accidents
Large commercial trucks such as tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, flatbeds, tankers, and other trucks are much more dangerous on roadways than other vehicles. This is because they are larger, heavier, and more difficult to operate. This is particularly true on interstates and high ways, where large commercial trucks travel at a high rate of speed and have reduced reaction time but increased stopping distance; this is a recipe for serious injuries. Combine this with an ongoing dust storm, and there could be very serious New Mexico trucking accidents.
This is why truck drivers must use the Smith System of Safe Driving. This is system of proven effective methods which make the roads a safer place. When truck drivers fail to do so, particularly in dust storms, they can cause very serious New Mexico trucking accidents. This failure occurred in a case handled by the Mark Caruso, which resulted in the deaths of seven passengers in a horrific pileup fatal fire. Our experienced attorneys are representing the estate of one of those deceased passengers, and presenting the case in a jury trial. If you or a loved one was injured in a similar accident, or any accident caused by a truck driver, call our office today by dialing (505) 883-5000 for a FREE consultation!
Understanding the Smith System of Safe Driving
The Smith System of Safe Driving is a bible for all truck drivers—really for all motorists. But it is particularly important for truck drivers to use this system, especially in inclement weather such as dust storms. There are five principles preached by the Smith System of Safe Driving, which include the following:
Thus, in a dust storm, if a truck driver complies with the Smith System of Safe Driving he or she can avoid any accident. These principles would require a truck driver to slow down and leave an out. To stop if he or she cannot see ahead of him or her. To use emergency flashers or a horn if he or she is not sure that other drivers can see the truck. These are important principles that would have saved the life of our client in the fatal New Mexico trucking accident presently at trial.
Smith System of Safe Driving Can Save Lives in Dust Storms
If a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a New Mexico trucking accident, contact the experienced trucking accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 883-5000. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.