Category: Truck Accidents
Lakeport, FL (January 9, 2020) According to Glades County Public Safety, two tractor trailers crashed on State Road 78 near Click Drive in Glades County.
Big-rig trucks are the backbone of the U.S. economy, moving products and produce across the country. Rarely does a motorist travel on Florida’s roads and highways without seeing them. When these large trucks make wide turns where the driver often swings outside the lane in which he/she is traveling, accidents commonly happen.
Truck Rollovers Cause Serious Injuries - A cement truck driver driving north on I-75 around 1:15 p.m. veered into the median and collided with the guardrail. Two other vehicles veered to the right to avoid a potential crash. One vehicle could not avoid crashing.
In the first three months of 2019, there has been an increase in the number of accidents caused by drivers failing to move over for emergency responders.
Hundreds of dump trucks travel our roads each day carrying sand, gravel, and other materials. They are considered the backbone of the Florida construction industry, but they may pose dangers to themselves and other motorists.
An amendment calling for the removal of three current truck safety provisions was rejected by members of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations the first week of June 2019.
Approximately 5,000 people in passenger vehicles die every year in accidents involving semi-trucks, and about 700 people in semi-trucks die each year. Will self-driving semi-trucks lower the numbers?
IIHS reported in March that most pickups need better side protection for passengers.
NHTSA says there was a 41 percent increase in the number of deaths in truck crashes. This increase in preventable truck crashes is unacceptable.
Driving in foggy conditions requires extra care. Experts say more than 500 fatalities happen each year because of fog-related accidents. Here are some safety tips we would like to share with you.