Driving in a manner that is safe for the current road conditions is imperative. While the speed limit for each road in New York provides drivers with some information about what is safe for the roads, that speed limit shouldn't be considered a hard rule about how fast to drive. If the road conditions aren't ideal, such as when it is snowy, wet, or icy, driving the speed limit might not be ideal.
One recent accident shows how important it is for people to be sure that they are driving in a manner that allows them to remain safe on the roads. The accident occurred in less-than-ideal road conditions. A semi-truck wasn't able to stop when traffic stopped. That truck slammed into another semi and a pickup truck. This started a chain reaction that included another car.
Three people, all of whom were passengers in the pick-up truck, were killed in the accident. Two other occupants of the pick-up were injured, along with three other people from other vehicles involved. It is believed that there was another vehicle that was involved in the accident, but it fled the scene.
The driver of the semi that slammed into the other vehicles said that there wasn't enough room between his truck and the other vehicles. He said that there wasn't anything that he could do to stop the accident. This shows how important it is for drivers to be safe when they are on the road.
If you were injured in a car accident, including those that are caused by truck drivers, you have the right to explore the option of seeking compensation. This could help you to recover damages that you suffered in the accident.
Source: CBS New York, "‘There Was Nothing I Could Do:’ Truck Driver Speaks On Fatal Cross Bronx Expressway Crash," Dec. 27, 2016