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Posts tagged "Commercial Truck Accidents"

Underride guards could help prevent fatal collisions

Residents of North Carolina and elsewhere in the U.S. should be aware of efforts to increase road safety by requiring trucks to have guards that would prevent deadly underride crashes. An underride crash is a type of accident that occurs when a vehicle slides under a truck. These accidents are often fatal, and hundreds of people are killed each year in these crashes.

Knowing the risks can help foster safe driving

North Carolina motorists are generally accustomed to sharing the road with commercial vehicles. Much of America's freight is moved by big rigs, and commuting next to large trucks is simply a way of life for motorists. While anyone can recognize the massive size disparity between tractor-trailer rigs and passenger cars, not everyone truly appreciates the physics that accompany piloting big trucks and what they mean for typical drivers.

The role of technology in improving truck safety

Though advances in driverless technology are gaining a lot of attention, many believe that safety features like automatic emergency braking and backup alarms are creating a quiet revolution. These features can be a great benefit to fleet owners in North Carolina, cutting down on the number of accidents and even helping to improve driver training.

New technology monitors truck drivers for signs of fatigue

Two companies have teamed together to minimize accident risks for commercial truckers in North Carolina and other parts of the country. The collaboration is meant to reduce issues with driver fatigue that could contribute to serious or fatal accidents. Part of the data collected for the system developed by the companies looks at hours of service (HOS) information to produce driver safety ratings based on a red, green and yellow scale -- with red indicating potential safety issues.

Drowsy, distracted truck drivers pose a threat

When people in North Carolina get behind the wheel while exhausted or pick up their phone while driving, they can pose a serious danger to others on the road. The consequences are often magnified when a large commercial truck is involved. Motor vehicle accidents that involve semi-trucks are far more likely to cause injury or even fatalities for people in other vehicles due to the size and weight of the truck. Therefore, reducing dangerous and negligent truck driving is a key priority for improving roadway safety.

Solving the modern distracted driving problem

The instinct to check a smartphone when a notification pops up can be difficult for drivers. Looking at a phone screen while behind the wheel is responsible for thousands of accidents in North Carolina and the rest of the country. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, distracted driving caused approximately 3,000 deaths in 2016 alone. This is a particularly big problem for the trucking industry due to exacerbating factors like long hours on the road and hazardous road conditions.

NHTSA reports increase in large truck crash fatalities for 2017

Truckers and fleet owners in North Carolina should take note of the 2017 crash data that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has compiled from its Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Though vehicle crash fatalities went down in all areas, large truck traffic fatalities did not. The following are just a few of the numbers that NHTSA released.

How to drive safely around large trucks

North Carolina residents encounter more than their fair share of large trucks on the roads, so they should keep the following tips in mind if they want to drive safely around them. The first thing to remember is to never take chances. When trucks move into drivers' lanes, the drivers should never speed up and cut in front of the truck.

Regulations urged to reduce truck accidents

Large truck accidents are a growing concern for drivers in North Carolina and across the country. However, as the risk of these accidents continues to increase, many people are calling for greater technological solutions to the dangers posed by commercial trucks. In 2016, over 4,300 people were killed in accidents involving semis and other large trucks. This marks a 28 percent increase over the death toll in 2009, according to reports. Despite the growing risk of fatalities and serious injuries, these types of trucks are not required to include crash-avoidance technologies.

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