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The impact of lesser-known factors in trucking crashes

Drivers who believe that safety on the roadway is paramount may be interested in knowing more about factors that play a role in the number of commercial trucking accidents that occur nationwide. In Illinois and other states, day of the week, time of day and speed limit have been recognized by at least one online publication as contributing factors to an increasing number of fatalities related to large commercial trucks and their drivers.

Although the general public may be more familiar with factors such as distracted or drowsy driving, those involved in the trucking industry do recognize these lesser-known contributors. According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, approximately 475,000 big-rig crashes result in more than 140,000 injuries and 5,000 fatalities each year. One independent highway safety advocate reports that certain factors are often at play in these accidents and suggests that drivers of standard vehicles may be unaware of them.

Some truckers may become increasingly stressed and fatigued as the work week progresses, making Thursday and Friday the two deadliest days on the road overall. Fatal crashes involving truckers are also more likely to occur between the hours of 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. than at other times and may be related to reckless driving behaviors and human error.

More trucking-related fatalities occur on major roads with high speed limits than on freeways and interstates, which highlights excessive speed as another key factor. Although it is possible that both truckers and other motorists share responsibility for serious semi truck accidents as a whole, some motorists may suffer losses in trucking collisions through no fault of their own. They might want to meet with an attorney to learn what legal avenues might exist for obtaining compensation for their losses.

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