Poor Route Planning trucks accidents attorneys in California
The color-coded California Truck Network Map on the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) website is the official government source for truck route information. Caltrans also has a local truck routes section that provides links to local maps and websites.
When a commercial truck driver plans a long drive, both the driver and the company have the responsibility of making sure the journey does not take the driver on any roads in which commercial vehicles are prohibited. Many motor vehicle accidents can be the result of truck drivers entering prohibited roads because of poor planning.
California Poor Route Planning Truck Accident Lawyer
If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed in a truck accident caused by poor route planning in California, you will want to be sure that an experienced attorney immediately conducts an independent investigation of your crash. Insurance companies for truck drivers and truck owners will try to use whatever ways they can to minimize what they pay you.
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Examples of Poor Route Planning
Caltrans provides a list of special route restrictions for commercial trucks. The list includes all of the following restrictions:
- California State Route 1 (SR 1) from Junction 105 (Imperial Highway) to West Century Boulevard – No tank vehicles with flammable/ combustible materials in Sepulveda Tunnel.
- SR 1 from Topanga Canyon Boulevard (Route 27) to Decker Road (Route 23) – No through trucks, or truck and trailer combinations, with 4 or more axles.
- SR 1 from North Junction 246 via H Street in Lompoc southbound to Central Avenue in Lompoc – No trucks over 3 tons.
- SR 1 in Tom Lantos Tunnels – No explosives (class 1) or flammables / combustibles (class 2.1 & 3) in the Tom Lantos Tunnels (also called Devil’s Slide Tunnels).
- California State Route 2 (SR 2) from Interstate 210 (I-210) in the City of La Canada Flintridge to County Route N4 in Big Pines Highway – No commercial vehicles with 3 or more axles, or a gross vehicle weight of 9,000 pounds or more.
- SR 2 from Junction with 210 in La Canada to Junction with Big Pines Highway – No commercial vehicles with 3 or more axles, or a gross vehicle weight of 9,000 pounds or more.
- California State Route 20 (SR 20) from Junction 29 to Junction 53 – No vehicles transporting hazardous materials / waste due to adjacent waters.
- California State Route 24 (SR 24) in Caldecott Tunnel – Transport of explosives, flammables, liquified petroleum gas or poisonous gas in a tank truck, trailer or semitrailer is only allowed between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.
- California State Route 25 (SR 25) from Nash Road at San Benito Street in Hollister to Santa Ana Road in Hollister – No trucks over 3 tons.
- California State Route 30 (SR 30) from Benson Avenue in Upland to Campus Avenue in Upland – No commercial trucks over 5 tons.
- California State Route 75 (SR 75) from toll gates at Coronado Bay Bridge to Junction 5 – No Class A and B explosives, and no tank vehicles placarded “Flammable,” whether loaded or empty.
- California State Route 80 (SR 80) from end of 8th / 5th Street viaduct in San Francisco to 0.25 miles east of Bay Bridge toll plaza – No Class A and B explosives, and no tank vehicles placarded “Flammable,” whether loaded or empty.
- California State Route 83 (SR 83) from Baseline Road / 16th Street in Upland to Junction 30 – No commercial trucks over 5 tons.
- California State Route 84 (SR 84) from Route 238 / Mission Road to California State Route 680 (SR 680) – Trucks restricted from transporting hazardous materials/waste due to adjacent drinking water source.
- SR 84 from west bank of Cache Slough to east bank of Cache Slough – Cache Slough Ferry (also called Ryar Island Ferry, Rio Vista Ferry or Real McCoy Ferry) crosses Cache Slough and connects Rio Vista and Ryar Island in Solano County on SR 84 with a 16.25-ton weight limit. No tractor-trailers are allowed and the length limit is at the discretion of the Coast Guard, depending on dock angle due to tide, and on vehicle overhang beyond rearmost axle.
- California State Route 85 (SR 85) from Junction 101 to California State Route 280 (SR 280) – Trucks restricted from transporting hazardous materials/waste due to adjacent drinking water source.
- California State Route 108 (SR 108) from Sonora Pass Tuolumne/Mono County Line to five miles west of Junction 395 – Trucks with kingpin-to-rear-axle (KPRA) over 38 feet prohibited.
- California State Route 110 (SR 110) from Junction 101 to Glenarm Street in Pasadena – No commercial vehicles over 6,000 lbs gross vehicle weight, including buses unless authorized by the PUC.
- California State Route 152 (SR 152) from Carlton Road near Watsonville to Watsonville Road near Gilroy – No truck combinations over 45 feet in length.
- California State Route 154 (SR 154) from California State Route 246 (SR 246) to California State Route 101 (SR 101) in Santa Barbara – No truck combinations over 45 feet in length.
- California State Route 175 (SR 175) from 5.4 miles east of California State Route 101 (SR 101) to North Junction Route 29 north of Kelseyville – No vehicles or combinations over 39 feet.
- California State Route 183 (SR 183) from Junction 156 to Junction 1 – No southbound trucks over 7 tons allowed.
- California State Route 220 (SR 220) from west bank of Steamboat Slough to east bank of Steamboat Slough – J-Mac Ferry (also called Howard Landing, Steamboat Slough Ferry or Grand Island Ferry) crosses Steamboat Slough and connects Ryar Island in Solano County and Grand Island in Sacramento County on 220 with a 15-ton weight limit. No tractor-trailers are allowed, and the length limit is at the discretion of the Coast Guard, depending on dock angle due to tide, and on vehicle overhang beyond rearmost axle.
- California State Route 246 (SR 246) from Lompoc City Limits to West Junction Route 1 – No trucks over 3 tons.
- California State Route 260 (SR 260) from Atlantic Avenue in Alameda to Junction 880 – Trucks restricted from transporting hazardous materials / waste through Webster and Posey Tubes.
- California State Route 580 (SR 580) from Foothill Boulevard in San Leandro to Grand Avenue in Oakland – No trucks over 4.5 tons, except passenger buses and paratransit vehicles.
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Types of Poor Route Planning Truck Accident Injuries
When a truck driver takes a commercial vehicle on a prohibited road, it can lead to any one of a number of devastating accidents. Some of the possible injuries that could result may include, but are not limited to:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Burn injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Muscle strains
It is also possible for an individual to be killed because of a truck driver’s poor route planning. The family members of such an individual can usually file a wrongful death lawsuit in such cases.
Contact a Poor Route Planning Accident Attorney in California
Did you sustain catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed in a truck accident in California caused by poor route planning? You will want to get yourself a lawyer so you can be sure that you are getting everything you are entitled to.
The May Firm has seven office locations that include Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Chula Vista, Long Beach, and Fresno. We will provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to receive a free consultation.