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Trucking Accidents

TRUCK ACCIDENTS Of the Accidents Caused by the Driver: 30,000 were caused by driver decision-making such as driving too fast for the conditions, misjudging the speed of other vehicles, or following too closely behind other vehicles. 22,000 were caused by inattention such as distraction inside or outside the vehicles as well as other observation The Top 10 Factors Contributing to Truck-Passenger Vehicle Accidents: failures. (1) Interruption of traffic flow (6) Inattention 9,000 were caused by falling asleep at the wheel or medical emergency. (2) Unfamiliarity with the road (7) Fatigue 7,000 were caused by driver performance including overcompensating or losing control. (3) Inadequate surveillance (8) Illness (4) Driving too fast for the conditions (9) False assumption of other driver's actions (5) Illegal maneuver (10) Distraction Large Truck Crash Causation Study: How to Avoid Truck Accidents: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration investigated over 141,000 truck accidents between 2001 and 2003 and determined the causes of over Brake slowly. Give vehicles behind you warning that you are turning or stopping by braking slowly. Additionally, avoid "panic stops." Signal early. Signaling early will give more warning to drivers that are not paying attention, distracted, or tailgating. Be aware of other drivers. If you notice that a truck driver in front of you, behind, or in another lane is being negligent, use extra caution and do whatever is necessary to ensure your safety. Signs of negligent driving include swerving into other lanes, following cars too closely, and driving too fast for the conditions. 78,000 of these accidents. 68,000 truck accidents were attributable to the driver In 2005, there were over 423,000 truck accidents causing 4,533 deaths and over 78,000 injuries. 8,000 to the vehicle TRUCKING ACCERTS 35% of fatal truck-passenger vehicle accidents occurred in the truck's blind spots. 2,000 to the environment Call d'Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 for a free consultation ..... . . .

Trucking Accidents

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Infographic from the personal injury firm d’Oliveira and Associates; details the top ten common factors contributing to truck/passenger vehicle accidents. The infographic tells how to avoid large tr...


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