When a trucker gets behind the wheel of a big rig, he or she assumes the responsibility to drive carefully and within the law. Truckers must also stay alert and focused while behind the wheel, as well as obeying laws regarding cellphone use and time spent in between periods of sleep.
Indeed, it is often distracted or tired driving that leads to devastating truck accidents, rather than a fundamental inability to drive safely. After years of experiences, truck drivers often begin to feel overconfident in their abilities. They sometimes begin to lose sight of their limitations and choose to engage in dangerous activities, such as texting while driving or driving exceptionally long hours. No matter how experienced the driver, however, these activities have a negative effect on response times, increasing the chances for a devastating accident.