Time and time again, as a trucking accident trial attorney in Georgia, I have seen the dangers of overly tired truck drivers who violated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations hours of service rules. The paper drivers’ logs are called “comic books” for a reason. Now we see that 2010 Roadcheck revealed that violations for false logs were up over 18% from 2009. Electronic on-board recorders (EOBR’s) are not perfect, they will be better than easily faked paper logs. There are other posts on this blog about driver fatigue, sleep apnea, and the dangers of tired truckers that lead to deaths and injuries of many people each year.
Ken Shigley, author of Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice , is president-elect of the State Bar of Georgia. A Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he has been listed as a “Super Lawyer” (Atlanta Magazine), among the “Legal Elite” (Georgia Trend Magazine), and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers . He practices law at the Atlanta law firm of Chambers, Aholt & Rickard, and has broad experience in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, spinal cord injury, brain injury and burn injury cases. This post is subject to our ethical disclaimer.