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Avoid Truck Crashes

WE COULD WE HAVE Decrease rear-end trucking accidents by 80% by using collision avoidance systems in commercial and passenger vehicles, Decreased fatal and injury-related truck crashes by 18% in the last ten years. 10% Increase in Drug-Related Crashes in last 5 years. 6% Increase in Fatal Wrecks in last 3 years. 80% 18% With greater awareness, new technology, legislative updates and behavior changes we can reduce trucking crashes in efforts to eliminate them. Decrease? Decrease! kentucky working together WE CAN STOP TRUCKING CRASHES 64% #2 of fatal truck crashes occur on rural roads. Second-most cited offense: Driver Distraction. 76% #1 30% Driver Fatigue Daylight Hours Speeding Most large truck accidents occur between 6 a.m. - 6p.m. Most often cited driver-related factor in truck wrecks. Tired drivers are a factor in 30% of fatal crashes. ways to decrease truck accidents Improve Signage & Curve Delineation Fatal crash rates on rural, two-lane roads is significantly higher than other road types. Road Safety Increase use of milled shoulder and centerline rumble strips. Include these additional safety features in resurfacing projects. Stronger Oversight Advanced Technology The NTSB has called on the FMCSA to strengthen oversight of operators, drivers and vehicles. Require commercial vehicles to have collision warning tech, tire pressure monitoring systems, lane departure alerts and rollover stability control. Chameleon Carriers Implement a comprehensive system for ensuring that bad operators do not return to the industry under another name. Defensive Driving The public should employ defensive driving strategies when sharing the road with commercial vehicles. JOHNSON LÁW FIRM Where the Lawyer works for YOU. Pikeville, KY

Avoid Truck Crashes

shared by billyjohnsonlaw on Oct 25
Truck accidents continue to be a major hazard on Kentucky roads. If we educate ourselves and our families to the common causes of truck wrecks, we can stop trucking accidents. Learn how here.


Billy Johnson


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