Trucking safety is no accident. The federal government is working hard, through the Department of Transportation Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration. This function is necessary because semi tractor-trailer accidents, big truck accidents and generally all highway accidents either cause wrongful death, or severe injuries. These injuries cause hundreds of thousands of lost hours of productivity negatively impacting our economy. On the individual scale, Hoosier families cannot earn a living, cannot educate their children and cannot purchase the other necessities of life. As a Trial Lawyer with over 22 years experience, John P. Young has represented thousands of Hoosiers finding themselves the victim of highway accidents with severe injuries. Mr. Young knows that the rules set in place by the FMSCA are highly effective tools to use to make those who negligently cause Hoosiers injuries in large truck accidents to make up for the harm they cause. The FMSCA has started a new program designed to make the roads safer for both car and truck traffic.
Welcome to the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) Program Web site—an online resource to help States plan and implement a high-visibility traffic enforcement program. The information and tools provided on this Web site are designed to help States educate motorists about the dangers of unsafe driving behaviors committed by cars around trucks, trucks around trucks, and trucks around other types of motor vehicles. Unsafe driving behaviors may include, but are not limited to: unsafe lane changes, tailgating, failing to signal lane changes, failing to yield the right of way, speeding, and aggressive driving (a combination of two or more behaviors).
This Web site provides information and resources about:
Why is this program important? The program is important because crash data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that the truck-involved fatality rate on the nation’s roadways declined 12% in 2008 compared with 2007, with the number of truck-related crash fatalities dropping from 4,822 in 2007 to 4,229 in 2008. Initiatives such as TACT are helping to decrease the fatality rate by making the general driving public more aware of the safe ways to interact with trucks and provide large vehicles with more room and maneuverability. To help reduce crashes and fatalities further, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is working to educate motorists on how to share the road safely with commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).
If you or a friend or family member has been injured in a truck crash, call your Indiana Truck Accident lawyer, John P. Young for a free, personal and confidential consultation. There is no fee unless we recover just and fair compensation for your injuries. Call Mr. Young at 1-888-639-5161 or email Mr. Young at [email protected]. Thank You.