Truck Driver Substance Abuse
Toledo Truck Accident Attorney
A truck driver that is found to be impaired, intoxicated, or otherwise
currently abusing drugs at the time of your
truck accident will likely be entirely liable for your damages. Get
Williams DeClark Tuschman Co., L.P.A. and our truck accident lawyers in Toledo on your side today so we can
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Laws Regarding Trucker Substance Abuse
An intoxicated trucker does not belong behind the wheel of a big rig. The
United States Department of Transportation (DOT) acknowledges this truth
through its stricter regulations pertaining to drunk driving and truck
drivers. Rather than 0.08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) being the
legal limit, it is illegal for a trucker to drive with a BAC of just 0.04%.
In accordance to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
regulations, some trucking companies will also suspend a trucker found to be working
with a BAC over 0.00%. Furthermore, it is strictly illegal for a truck
driver to operate a big rig with any detectable amount of a controlled
dangerous substance (CDS) in his or her bloodstream.
Dangers of Truck Driver Impairment
Using an illicit substance or alcohol before driving is not a safe practice
for anyone. For truckers in charge of controlling a massive, multi-ton
vehicle, it is an even worse idea.
An impaired or intoxicated truck driver may experience one or more of the
- Reduced reaction times.
- Difficulty driving in a straight line.
Drowsiness or fatigue.
- Anxiety or irritability.
- Inability to measure distances.
- Nausea, headaches, and a lack of concentration.
All of the aforementioned symptoms of drug or alcohol use makes it impossible
to safely drive a commercial truck. If you think that the truck driver
that caused your trucking accident may have been on drugs or drunk, let
our Toledo personal injury lawyers know. We can seek out police and medical
records to see if there is solid proof of their impairment or substance abuse.
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