Truck safety is a key consideration for Floridians and people across the United States. There are basic concerns to address for those who share the road with these large vehicles. Wondering if the trucker is distracted, under the influence, is prone to reckless behavior, is drowsy and other potential dangers is natural.
A study by Lytx shows that there may have been a reduction in truckers who drive while drowsy and fall asleep when behind the wheel. Truckers also had cut down on following too closely.
However, there has been an increase in truckers who are using their cellphones and driving at excessive speed. On a positive note, truckers were found to have a higher safety rating than other commercial drivers.
Lytx, a provider of video telematics, provided its findings in a data presentation after assessing more than 6 billion miles driven by clients.
From November 2018 to the end of August 2019, there were 5.5 million “risky events.” The most accidents happened on Thursdays. As for time of day, the worst time for a crash was 5 a.m. to noon. The day with the lowest number of truck accidents was Monday. The rise in crashes later in the week is believed to be due to drowsiness.
Truckers spend a significant amount of time on the road and are expected to maintain a level of professionalism and safety to make certain those who are sharing the road with them are not placed in jeopardy. As these statistics show, there are certain behaviors on the part of truckers that can cause truck accidents. When there is a collision, the size of these vehicles can cause serious injuries and death. The medical costs, lost income, aftermath of a fatality and other issues will change the victims’ lives. A law firm experienced in truck accidents can investigate the crash and assist in all aspects of a lawsuit.