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Truck Driver Alcohol Use

Recent statistics show that 1% - 3% of tractor trailer accidents are caused by alcohol consumption by the truck driver. Though these numbers seem low, it is still a major problem on the roads. Truck drivers have been given the responsibility to drive vehicles that weigh an upwards of 80,000 pounds. Many lives are at risk when truck drivers make the decision to have a few drinks before or during their shift.

Have you or someone you know been injured in a truck accident due to truck driver alcohol use? If so, contact an experienced Florida truck accident lawyer today!

Truck drivers do not necessarily have to consume a lot of alcohol or be "intoxicated" to be impaired. Alcohol will impair the driving performance by reducing the truck driver's reaction time and slowing their decision-making process, even at low BAC levels. Consuming small amounts of alcohol can pose a threat to the public's safety.

Truck driver alcohol use is being controlled through strict monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Transportation. All drivers with a commercial driver license (CDL) are subject to alcohol testing, and no driver can obtain a CDL without it. In addition, commercial vehicle drivers must abide by different DUI laws as other drivers. With a BAC level of 0.04 or higher, a truck driver can be arrested for drunk driving and risk losing their CDL.

Though truck driver alcohol use is dropping in numbers, the aftermath of these accidents can be devastating. Injuries can cause permanent disabilities to victims. More times than not, these injuries are fatal. Families are left with the financial burden and emotional pain of losing their loved ones. A Florida truck accident lawyer at Porter & Korvick can help you win the compensation you deserve for your loss.

Have you or someone you know been injured in a truck accident due to truck driver alcohol use? If so, contact an experienced Florida truck accident lawyer today!

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