Like every other vehicle that travels on New York's roads, truck drivers who pass through White Plains are expected to follow the traffic laws of this state. Additionally, as previous posts have discussed, most truckers have a network of special rules and regulations that apply specifically to them.
This blog has previously discussed how truckers who live in or just travel through White Plains, New York, and the surrounding area will want to consider fighting traffic tickets and tickets related to violations of motor carrier regulations or other transportation law violations.
Truckers traveling on the roads in and around White Plains, New York, are responsible for transporting a lot of different types of property. Naturally, some of this cargo is large, very heavy, or otherwise of unusual size and stature and requires special handling.
Previous posts on this blog have discussed how truckers can have a difficult and high stakes fight ahead of them on account of what for others might even be a simple traffic ticket.
Most White Plains, New York, residents probably know that if they get behind the wheel of a vehicle after having a few drinks, they are putting themselves in both personal and legal danger.
Although no motorist really wants a traffic ticket, particular types of traffic violations can spell a lot of additional trouble for truck drivers and others in New York who hold a commercial drivers' license and rely on it for their livelihood.
No White Plains, New York, resident really wants to deal with the fallout from a traffic ticket. In addition to a few hundred dollars in fines, a ticket also can mean higher insurance rates and licensing problems.
As a previous post discussed, many truck drivers in White Plains, New York, as well as those who are just passing through the area, may have lots of reasons to fight a traffic ticket. While a typical New Yorker may be able to simply pay a fine and move on with their lives, for a commercial driver, even one ticket can have serious professional and financial consequences that go well beyond the ticket itself.
We all likely share the roads with large trucks on a daily basis. While motorists in New York view these drivers just like any driver on the road, the truth of the matter is that truck drivers have more duties to uphold, causing them to face more scrutiny when it comes to following the rules of the road and the regulations that control the trucking industry. Facing a trucking violation is not the same as a motorist facing a traffic violation. The consequences can sometimes be severe enough to jeopardize a truck driver's career.
The trucking industry is very prominent in many industries. Whether it is retail, construction, mail or sanitation, commercial trucks are evidently very valuable in interstate and intrastate commerce. Because they maintain a very valuable role and are necessary to keep other industries operating, rarely a day goes by that motorists in New York and elsewhere don't encounter a large truck. Unlike smaller vehicles, these massive vehicles do not operate the same way. They maneuver differently and require much more time to stop. Therefore, specific regulations and standards have been passed to ensure the safety of the industry and reduce truck accidents.