According to an app.com article, the construction of a new bus and truck inspection facility should be finished along the Garden State Parkway by June 30, 2011 on the spot of the existing Herbertsville facility. Located at mile marker 94.6 on the southbound side of the highway, the new facility will contain a waiting area for passengers of buses that are determined to be unsafe after being inspected. The executive director of this project stated, “It’s not our intention to delay passengers, but if the bus shows signs of being unsafe, we need to pull it off the road.”
Based on authority reports, the article also mentions that approximately 1,185 buses have been stopped so far this year by State Police from Troop “E” based in Middletown, and 122 buses have been inspected by troopers and the Department of Transportation’s motor carrier and bus inspection unit. And buses aren’t the only vehicles being examined. Apparently 964 trucks out of 7,140 stopped were also inspected by DOT officials and State troopers for appearing to be unsafe.
Vehicle safety is extremely important. Defective auto parts, whether on a bus, passenger car, or truck, can pose unnecessary dangers to motorists and passengers of the unsafe vehicle, as well as all other individuals on the road. Auto accidents involving buses or trucks that take place as a result of unsafe conditions of the vehicle, whether due to defect or failure of upkeep, are entirely preventable incidents that can cause serious injury or even wrongful death. If it is determined that a bus or truck driver, owner, or company that employs a bus or truck driver was aware of the unsafe condition of the vehicle and chose to take to the highway anyway, thus resulting in an auto accident, then those responsible for doing so may be held legally accountable for injuries, death, and/or property damage.
The skilled New Jersey bus accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein are concerned about the recent spate of bus crashes in New Jersey. It is our hope that the new inspection facility of busses and trucks help lower incidents of collisions due to unsafe vehicles. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident involving an unsafe truck or bus, our experienced personal injury lawyers may be able to help you seek the compensation you deserve to help pay for medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and much more. Call Lependorf & Silverstein today at 609-240-0040 for your free and confidential consultation.
Source article: http://www.app.com/article/20091028/NEWS03/91028066/1004/NEWS01