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Reflective Tape Problems

It can be very dangerous driving on the road with commercial trucks or 18-wheelers during the daytime, but doing so at night may pose even more risks. One important way to mitigate this problem is the placement of reflective tape along the sides and rear of the truck’s trailer. This tape exists so other vehicles can see 18-wheelers on the road at night, thereby decreasing the chance of an under-ride accident. Unfortunately, this tape may not always work the way it was intended to.

Truck accidents can be very serious and may cause life-altering injuries. If you or someone you know has been in an accident with an 18-wheeler because of problems with the vehicle’s reflective tape, you need to take legal action. For more information about your case, contact the Sheboygan car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

Reflective Tape and Driver Negligence

Reflective tape only works when incoming light strikes it directly. For this reason, some trucks have also begun installing lights running along the sides and back of the truck body. Reflective tape may not work for any of the following reasons:

  • Tape that has been ripped off
  • Tape covered by dirt, logos, or advertisements
  • Tape not working properly from heavy fog

If reflective tape doesn’t work properly, an innocent driver may not see an 18-wheeler at night or in inclement weather conditions.

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Because of an 18-wheeler’s size and weight, accidents with these vehicles can potentially be very serious or even deadly. To discuss your legal options with a qualified attorney, contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

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