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STEVEN GORDON: A trucker being an expert has a duty I think to, of course, follow the law, but also drive their vehicle in a manner that's not going to cause either a contact with their truck or cause somebody else to have an accident with somebody else.
Inattentive or, or aggressive driving is something we do see. Usually we see it in, in major metropolitan areas where there is just a lot of traffic and people are trying to get from point A to point B. Usually aggressive lane changing and stuff does occur.
However, they are the expert and failing to drive their vehicle in a reasonable, ordinary prudent manner equates to negligence. And since they are in the course and scope of employment, if they are negligent, then their employer is also responsible.
And I want you to understand one thing. Speeding doesn't necessarily have to be speeding over the limit. If it-the speed limit for instance is 60 miles per hour, but it's raining cats and dogs, if that trucker is doing 60 miles per hour, he's not speeding under the speed limit, but he's going too fast for under the circumstances. And that can be a ground of negligence.
In some moments, because of the weather conditions or the road conditions, let's say it's a work zone or something like that, you have to slow down. You can't do the speed limit.
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