Other Factors

In the same study, the primary cause of all crashes involving large trucks and passenger vehicles was attributed to the large trucks 55 percent of the time. 71 percent of drivers of passenger vehicles involved in a single-car accident were deemed responsible for the collision. This was true of only 56 percent of truck drivers, pointing to an increased level of safety from truck drivers. Relatedly, the second most common cause of crashes among passenger vehicle drivers was impairment, whereas distraction/inattention was second leading for truck drivers.

No matter the causes, trucking is undoubtedly a risky career worthy of our understanding and appreciation. The hours and hours truck drivers dedicated to the road keeps the United States running, sometimes at great personal cost.


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