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Texas Truck Accident Statistics | 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer

TRUCK ACCIDENT FACTS & STATISTICS 91% There were 37,461 of Texas truck crash fatalities lives lost on America's roadways in 2016 involved trucks traveling in 34,439 fatal motor vehicle at speeds of 40 mph and over. crashes in 2016. 4,564 lives In 2016, were lost in 4,079 Texas crashes there were 4,079 fatal involving large trucks or buses in crashes involving large trucks 2016; fatalities increased 5% from and buses. 2015, and fatal crashes increased 6%. California, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina. These ten States represent: 51% 50% 51% of fatalities resulting from a crash involving at least one large truck or bus of fatal crashes of all FARS involving at least one large truck or bus fatal crashes Hazardous materials (HM) cargo was present on 4 percent of the large trucks involved in fatal crashes and 2 percent of those in nonfatal crashes in 2017. Flammable liquids (gasoline, fuel oil, etc.) accounted for 60 percent of the HM releases from cargo compartments in fatal crashes and 52 percent of the HM releases in nonfatal crashes nationwide. In 2016, At least 39% of large truck occupants killed in crashes were not wearing a seatbelt. Speed was a factor in 17% of truck crashes with at least one large truck occupant fatality 61% 27% 6% of fatal crashes involving of fatal crashes in involved large truck driver distraction as a factor, of which a large truck occurred in rural areas work zones involved a large truck 16% was related to cell phone use. Large trucks traveled 287.9 billion of those miles (9.1 percent of the total), and buses traveled 16.3 billion of those miles (0.5 percent of the total) in 2017. A large truck is defined as a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds. A bus is defined as a vehicle with seats for at least nine people, including the driver by the FMCSR. Approximately 6.1 million Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers operate in the United States 3.7 3.2 2.4 1 MILLION MILLION MILLION MILLION operate operate interstate operate operate intrastate interstate and hold CDLS intrastate and hold CDLS In 2016, nationwide, an estimated 7,242,000 nonfatal crashes, Total number of nationwide truck driver violations in 2017: 992,642. The top violation: Operating Vehicle Not Having the Required Operable Lamps: 488,895. 537,000 (7.4 percent) of which involved at least one large truck or bus. Attorney Reshard Alexander Big Rig Bull Texas Truck Accident Lawyer 7676 Hillmont Street, Ste 104 Houston, Texas 77040 R \ Local: 713.766.3322 Toll-Free: 1.800.688.7551 RESH\RD \LEX\NDER

Texas Truck Accident Statistics | 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer

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Houston Truck Accident Attorney Reshard Alexander has created an infographic detailing truck accidents in Texas. Call today: 713.766.3322.


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