|Posted on March 20, 2013 at 2:50 PM|
Trucking industry accident report USA: Its time to protect your self and your business
If you operate a fleet of trucks or commercial vehicles its important to protect your business from litigation. Mobile video cameras for trucks can capture what actually happened, and in most cases its the passenger vehicle that is at fault.
What are some facts about truck driving accidents?
Commercial trucks are involved in 2.4% of all car accidents.
Trucks are 3 times less likely to be in an accident than a regular motor vehicle.
One person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes.
How many truck accidents occur every year?
The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year.
What is the cause of the truck accidents
More than 75% of truck driving accidents are due to the driver of the passenger vehicle.
Only 16% of all truck driving accidents are due to the truck driver’s fault.
How many people are seriously injured in a truck accident?
Nearly 5,000 people are killed in truck accidents every year.Nearly 98% of the time, the drivers of the other vehicle are killed in a truck accident.
When do most truck accidents occur?
68% of truck accidents occur in rural areas with 68% occurring during the day time and 78% occurring on the weekends.
Which states have the highest number of truck accidents?
The highest number of truck accidents occur in California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.In 2003, California had 5,725 fatal vehicle accidents and 332 fatal truck accidents.
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