One important rule of the road is that the driver must have sufficient control of his vehicle to avoid hitting other vehicles or persons on the road ahead. He must be focused on what lies ahead and react accordingly. He must be going at a speed that allows him to slow down within an assured clear distance of anything ahead. These are fairly universal principles of vehicular negligence applicable in New York elsewhere. One who fails to follow these basic operating principles and causes a car accident will likely be found liable for the damage caused.
The federal agency in charge of inspecting commercial trucks and buses has not been doing enough to keep our highways and streets safe, the National Transportation Safety Board says. It's calling for a probe into why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is failing to notice and respond decisively to red flags indicating substandard trucking and bus companies.