Most people take great care when driving in close proximity to large trucks, and with good reason. Although commercial trucks, such as eighteen-wheelers and semi-trucks keep stores and manufacturing facilities stocked with goods and supplies, they also pose a risk to people on the road. Huge and heavy, with limits to their ability to quickly stop or otherwise maneuver to avoid a crash, commercial trucks can cause significant damage when handled irresponsibly.
A previous post on this blog discussed how the families of Louisville residents who tragically get killed in a work-related accident can recover compensation.
After an accident earlier this year involving a school bus, a Louisville media outlet investigated how pervasive the problem of speeding was among drivers of public school buses, drivers whom parents throughout Kentucky would naturally tend to trust as safe drivers who will protect and look after their children.
Many Louisville residents choose to ride their bicycles to and from work, or just for pleasure, for any number of reasons. For instance, some might be trying to do what they think they can to conserve energy and protect the environment, while others may simply be doing it to get some exercise and fresh air.
Many Louisville residents probably do not think of going to work as a huge risk, but the reality is that, particularly in construction, industry, law enforcement and other occupations, Louisville residents are putting their health and even lives at risk every time they go on the clock.