U.S. DOT and NHTSA PROPOSE NEW SAFETY RULE FOR HEAVY VEHICLES

A government safety agency proposed a new rule that will require heavy trucks and busses to be equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems. AEB systems will decrease the frequency and severity of rear-end crashes including truck accidents and bus accidents. The rule is expected to become final next year. The federal traffic safety agency estimates the AEB systems will prevent more than 19,000 vehicle crashes and 155 deaths per year. As an experienced Buffalo truck accident attorney, we keep up to date on all federal and state trucking rules.

The proposed rule applies to new trucks and busses weighing at least 10,000 pounds. With the implementation of this rule, we will hopefully see a reduction of truck crashes in Western New York and on the I-190, I-90, I-86 and New York Thruway system. The heaviest trucks – weighing over 26,000 pounds will be required to install AEB within three years of the final rule. Vehicles weighing between 10,000 – 26,000 pounds will be required to install AEB by 2028.

The AEB system uses cameras and sensors to detect an imminent crash. AEB automatically applies the vehicle brakes if the driver has not depressed the brake pedal. The implementation of AEB on all heavy trucks, busses and big rigs will make our communities safer.

Experienced truck accident attorneys stay up to date and informed on the federal and state rules and regulations. These rules are well known in the trucking industry but are often overlooked or unknown to the general public or even many competent personal injury attorneys. At Feroleto Law, our truck accident attorneys have been handling catastrophic truck and bus accidents for decades. We know the rules and know how to investigate whether a trucking company has been following the rules. The injuries resulting from these accidents can be life-changing, and you may need a skilled catastrophic injury lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.

WE CAN HELP

If you or a loved one was injured in a Buffalo truck accident, Batavia truck accident, Thruway truck accident or bus accident, contact truck accident attorney John Feroleto or Kate Feroleto at 716-854-0700 for a confidential trucking lawyer consultation to discuss what you need to do to protect yourself and your family. John Feroleto served as the chair of the interstate trucking litigation section of the American Association for Justice which includes top trucking attorneys in the United States. Kate and John are members of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. The proposed new rule can be found on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website here: https://www.nhtsa.gov/document/nprm-automatic-emergency-braking-systems

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