Recently, the Missouri Department of Transportation conducted a public awareness campaign about truck safety. The campaign, which ran from April 16 – May 6, 2012, was designed to make motorists aware of the potential dangers of riding near large trucks and to make truckers aware of potential accident causes. While the public awareness campaign may have concluded, the dangers of truck accidents in Kansas City have not ended. Kansas City big rig accidents, and resulting injuries, are still a risk, and it is important for motorists to understand the risks and how to contact a Kansas City truck accident lawyer after an injury.

Lessons from the MO DOT Public Awareness Campaign
 
Some of the lasting lessons for commercial truck drivers include:
 
  • Obeying traffic laws.
  • Wearing seat belts.
  • Slowing down.
  • Paying attention and avoiding distractions.

Similarly, other motorists are encouraged to remember that:
 
  • Distracted driving can be dangerous and even deadly.
  • Cutting off a truck or bus can lead to an accident.
  • Truckers have blind spots and cannot see you when you travel in certain spots around the truck.
  • A safe following distance should be kept when traveling behind a truck.
  • seat belts can reduce the chances of dying in a truck wreck by about 45%.

Have You Been Injured In A Truck Accident?

If you've been injured in a tractor trailer accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.