Syracuse New York Speeding Ticket Attorneys

Help When You Need it Most

Are you a new professional driver or trucker? Watch for drowsy driving

by David Bruffett on 1/07/2019

Professional drivers are the backbone of American commerce. The job however, holds some particular risks especially for the new professional driver.

Staying Alert
The importance of staying alert cannot be over emphasized. According to research, driving drowsy is as dangerous as driving drunk. That is why truckers have special limitations imposed on them with regard to how many hours they can drive in a given time period.

According to the New York State Department of Health, a driver of a commercial vehicle can drive up to 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty. The driver may not drive past the 14th hour after coming on duty, following 10 consecutive hours off duty. The driver may not drive 60/70 hours on duty in 7/8 consecutive days. A driver may restart a 7/8 consecutive day period after taking 34 or more consecutive hours off duty, or any combination of the two.

Know the signs of drowsy driving:

  • yawning continually,
  • drifting from the lane, hitting the rumble strips,
  • trouble recalling the last few miles driven,
  • trouble keeping your eyes open or head up,
  • wandering thoughts,
  • making unusual mistakes; and,
  • tailgating.

If you are experiencing any of the above, stop driving and take a nap. The legal liability to the drowsy driver is too great to risk, especially when it can be avoided by something as simple as taking a nap.

The most effective way to stay alert is to have sufficient sleep before driving. Do not permit your employer to force you to drive past your comfort zone or the regulation. You are in charge when you are behind the wheel.

If you have any questions or concerns about this topic, please feel free to contact the author, David C. Bruffett, Jr., at (315) 364-1155. 





LOADING





LOADING

 

 

 

(315) 364-1155

Call or Text

Free Consultations

 

Email Us About Your Ticket

Client Reviews of Our Traffic Lawyers

Best lawyer available

Without Mr Habib I would not have kept my CDL which is my lively hood. I can keep food on the table and a roof over our head. If he says he'll do something he will. Honest, fair and dependable. I would recommend him to anyone and have already.

Matthew posted to Avvo
Google+ Review

Ralph Habib has helped with several traffic tickets and has done an excellent job getting the charges reduced. He and his office are great with communication, keeping me updated throughout the process as well.

Would recommend to anyone

Seth Azria was recommended to me by a friend. I can't say enough about how well I was treated, his responsiveness, and how my case was handled. My first call to him was on 12/22/14 and we met the same day. My first and last date in court was 1/15/15. The outcome was better than I ever expected it could be and would recommend him to anyone.

anonymous posted to Avvo
Google+ Review

David Bruffett resolved Speeding Violation very smartely. I contacted Attorney David receiving a speeding ticket over 100mph in NY, being a NJ driver. David was very professional and very clear on how to handle the issue (had very high points ticket but thanks to David who turned a stressful incident into a quick, easy and painless situation). Within a few months the issue was resolved and we are entirely satisfied with the outcome. I must say that David's help, support and guidance was very professional as well! I highly recommend David, if you have any traffic speeding tickets in the NY state. I found his services remarkable. He delivered more then he promised. I guess that what makes any client happy.

Google+ Review

Great job done courteously and professionally





LOADING