Ohio Truck Drivers May Lose Licenses if Medical Certificates Are not Registered Soon

by | November 13th, 2013

November 13, 2013

Truck drivers are required by law to abide to certain regulations aimed at keeping both the operators of commercial tractor-trailers and other motorists safe while traveling; however, the Ohio Truck Accident Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy say a large number of truckers in the state are failing to meet one of the most important safety regulations on the books.

An article from The Columbus Dispatch explains every two years, truck drivers are required to undergo medical examinations and testing to determine if they are healthy enough to drive commercial trucks. The results must then be submitted to a registration system managed by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The requirement was put into place to help reduce the number of accidents that result from incidents caused by truck drivers’ preexisting health conditions.

While around 200,000 commercial license holders are in compliance with the law, another 120,000 drivers are at-risk of losing their commercial licenses unless they submit the proper paperwork by January 30, 2014. Failure to meet these requirements will lead to drivers and their employers being reprimanded, and would pose a serious liability issue if an accident were to occur.

The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy are aware of the dangers a negligent truck driver can pose. The firm urges drivers to comply with regulations as soon as possible, as a matter of public safety.