Driving requires a certain amount of skill and for some, a lot of practice. Being proficient at it is not something we can easily acquire. It is not after all, as impersonal as playing a video game. There are no real world consequences that may occur if you make a mistake. You may simply start over and grudgingly go through a particular stage again.
Because of the tangible consequences being on the road entails, theoretical and actual tests need to be passed before a license may be issued to lawfully drive a motor vehicle. There are also certain classifications and restrictions that it would entail. These would be grouped into Commercial, Non-Commercial, Motorcycle and Military. A Commercial Driver’s License is required to validly operate a bus. This requires a more in depth knowledge of the type of vehicle to be driven as well as further training as compared to the regular Non-Commercial Driver’s License or Motorcycle Driver’s License.
Make no mistake
The added learning and skills development required is not unwarranted. Buses clearly are not as mechanically lithe as motorcycles or as responsive as automobiles. They are huge, lurching giants of road. As such, a professional type of driver is necessary to corral such beastly machines. Concentrating on every change in speed and direction must be exercised consistently. Their failure to do so often results in disastrous implications.
Bus accidents are often the result of its driver’s miscalculations. They are unable to properly estimate the amount of time it would take to stop their vehicle before it careens into a helpless motorist. It is expected of them to be focused at all times and not deviate from their standard safety procedures. There is always a certain speed and distance limits that a bus must maintain while on the road. Disregarding such security buffers has and will increase the chances of things ending badly.
The first consultation is free charge
Personal injury cases have been a specialization at Lichtblau & Goldenberg for many years. The residents of the Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties have been able to count on our reliable services whenever they need legal assistance. Should you happen to suffer injuries on account of a bus accident, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our number is 561-863-9100.