Brad Pollock, Colorado, Department Of Transportation discussed on Champions of the People with Bell and Pollock


And run. We wrote a book on hit and run three zero three seven nine five five nine zero zero seven nine five fifty nine hundred Gary bell. Brad pollock. We're here for you. We can give you a legal game plan. So far in this show. We've talked about that you need the black box in these trucking. We're talking about truck accidents and breaks we're talking about this horrific accident that happened in in Colorado. And seventy recently, you've got to get a break in issue apparently. But what kind of a break and issue, and it's not enough just to say, what was breaking you or the brakes failed. How did they fail? Why did they feel who was responsible, and there's a myriad of ways to to go into this? And prove something about the brakes, and we covered in the first part of the show the black box you want to get the GPS. Daddy, you want to get the event data recorder E D R, and that shows the speed of the vehicle that show some sometimes some information about breaking distances speed when the speed accelerated win picked up what part of the highway and GPS information as well. So we're talking about breaks today. Another way a break imbalanced can break failure can happen is break him balance. What is breaking balance? She when you talk about brake failure. While the break showed you got to be able to prove and get down to the nitty gritty and the details. And so we're going to talk about breaking. Balancing, brad. Wins break imbalanced occur. When is it happen? What is it all about? Well, breaking balance is is a technical term it talks about and it uses a mismatch mechanical components or win the pneumatic system. Applies more air pressure to sub make other than others. Normally, and normally that's going to cause some jack-knifing because your brakes aren't all playing at the same time. But he was had their breaks in their car, and I have one break work in one night experience part of this situation. But you know, they're not pushing as much or pulling as much weight or trying to stop as much weight. That's occurring. So you know, when the brakes can also Kerr when the brakes start to overheat because they may overheat at differently and the effect of the overheating might have different effects on the brakes. Also. And so what getting is is one one part of the truck is stopping or or is experiencing the friction of stopping while the other part of the truck is not then because the brakes not stopping evenly. Now said you gotta truck this going little sideways, and like I said normally which gives jack-knifing from the truck, obviously, you're not going to get maximum performances stopping. So if you're stopping distance was at a minimum, anyway, due to whatever might be the circumstances. Because the truck driver to have to put up the stop to stop his truck. He's going to need more time here. She is going to need more time in more distance. And also is going to have a very difficult time keeping that truck in the lane that it's in without going over into other lanes either hitting on coming traffic or hitting traffic on one side of the other. And in having the back part most people, I think understand when we're talking tractor trailers detractors, the part, that's pulling the trailer that's been attached to the tractor. The tractor trailers carrying all the load and that load. Now's going to swing around in that load swings around to the right or to the left. It's going to cause a loss control. It could cause a truck to turn over to go sideways. It could cause the truck to gain speed rather than loose speed as the as the trailer is going faster than the tractor. And now, you've got a real mess. This about to happen on the road. You know, if you look at the statistic. If you look at the research from the transportation research board or the department of transportation, even even see dot Colorado department, transportation or the United States Department of transportation, they have all kinds of information statistics and reports and studies, it is absolutely terrifying. We've seen the results here recently in Colorado. It's terrifying. When you know when all told brake problems brake problems lead to over forty thousand trucking accidents,.

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