An Illinois man northeast of Edwardsville was a confluence of some of the worst things a person can do while behind the wheel. According to a recent news article, the man was driving his car “at a high rate of speed” while texting and while impaired. It should be no surprise that his Chevy Cobalt slammed into a stopped vehicle at an intersection and flipped onto its roof.
The truck driving profession can be a difficult and lonely one, and unfortunately, many truck driving professionals seek to combat the loneliness and deal with the difficulties of the job by abusing drugs or alcohol. While anyone who uses drugs or alcohol prior to getting behind the wheel presents a serious danger to other motorists, truck drivers who do so may present even more of a public threat simply because of the size and weight of their vehicles.