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Houston Truck Wreck Lawyers: Heavy Truck Traffic a Triple Threat on Rural Roads
1800 CAR WRECK discusses the impact heavy truck traffic has on rural roads, and the potential hazards posed to drivers.
// 1-800 Car Wreck (Press Release) // Brian Eberstein
In the state of Texas, booming oil and gas fields have been a cornerstone of major industrial growth. However, many public health advocates have long held related environmental and safety concerns that they accuse the industry and state legislators of turning a blind eye to.
Texas Officials Turn Blind Eye To Fracking Industry's Toxic Air Emissions (Condensed Version)
In January 2011, with air quality worsening in Texas' booming oil and gas fields, state environmental regulators adopted rules to reduce emissions. The industry rebelled. So did the state legislature.
For more information about the article, please visit https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140218/texas-officials-turn-blind-eye-fracking-industrys-toxic-air-emissions-condensed-version.
In addition to environmental matters, there is another major issue that is less talked about when it comes to the impact the oil industry has on communities: the toll taken on roadways, particularly rural roads. Transportation reform advocates say that industries like fracking and oil leave many rural roads in disrepair each year, due to these road systems not having been built to sustain the load of heavy trucks traveling on them by the masses.
The Poor Roads of the Oil Boom
“Most overweight trucks associated with oil drilling weigh up to 84,000 pounds, though some weigh almost twice that. Unfortunately, most county roads are built to withstand only 58,000 pounds. This is problematic because each well built requires about 1,184 loaded trucks — the equivalent of 8 million cars or a cumulative total of 3 to 6 million pounds — just to bring that well into production; another 353 trucks are needed each year to maintain the well…”
For more information about the oil boom’s impact on rural roads, please visit http://www.county.org/magazine/features/Pages/April%202013/The-Poor-Roads-of-the-Oil-boom.aspx.
Say the Houston truck accident injury lawyers of 1800 CAR WRECK, the oil industry’s heavy truck traffic poses a triple threat when it comes to their impact on Houston rural roads. Damage to roadways, traffic congestion, and explosion risks are all major concerns. Particularly when it comes to road damage, the resulting hazards pose a major threat to everyday commuters, increasing their risk of sustaining vehicle damage or getting into an accident.
The 1800 CAR WRECK team says that Houston drivers who have been involved in a truck accident or sustained significant vehicle destruction due to road damage have options for getting compensation from those responsible. The Eberstein & Witherite law firm can answer any legal question related to one’s specific truck accident case. Individuals can contact the firm today by calling 1800 CAR WRECK and requesting a free case review.
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