Q: What should I do if I think a certain trucker should be taken off the roads before he causes a serious Maryland truck accident?
It’s scary to witness a trucker driving recklessly, without any care for those near the dangerous big-rig. If you ever see a truck driver who appears to be driving in such a way that could put others in danger, you should report the driver to the proper authorities. There are three options for reporting a potentially dangerous truck driver.
For an Emergency:
Contact the local authorities. An illegal driving maneuver or seriously dangerous driver should be reported immediately to the local police. At the very least, they can check out the situation and determine whether any further action needs to be taken.
For a Minor Complaint:
- Call a “How’s my driving?” hotline: The number on these decals is often redirected to a third party that then contacts the company with the information. This is a fine alternative if the driver is not in imminent danger of causing a Maryland truck accident.
- Call the company directly. If you don’t believe the issue is a top priority, and there is no hotline number, you may also be able to contact someone at the company directly to report the unsafe action.
Don’t ever be afraid to do everything in your power to report a bad driver. You may just be saving someone’s future from the terrible reality of a truck crash. If you or a loved one has already been the victim of a serious truck crash in Maryland, call Nickelsporn and Lundin to talk to one of our experienced Maryland truck crash lawyers who may be able to help you regain control of your future. Call today at 800-875-9700.