Many motorcyclists in our state are hitting the streets and highways this summer, whether it is to get from point A to point B, take a scenic ride or simply for the fun of it. However, motorcycles do not offer the same protections to riders that automobiles do, such as seat belts, air bags and crumple zones. This leaves motorcyclists more vulnerable, should they be struck.
Drowsy driving is dangerous under any circumstances, but it is especially dangerous when New Jersey operators of semi-trucks drive while fatigued. If they fall asleep at the wheel, the sheer size of their vehicle could make any resulting truck accident catastrophic. For this reason, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has regulations that limit how long a commercial trucker can be behind the wheel before having to take a rest break.