Truck accidents can be catastrophic and by understanding the causes of a truck accident, you can take preventive measures when you find yourself on the road alongside big rigs or even small ones.

The two most common errors for large trucks that cause accidents are the defective equipment and driver errors. Around 90% of truck accidents are caused by human error — poor maintenance, insufficient training, negligent driving, etc.

Negligent driving includes tailgating, improper use of signals, distracted driving, fatigue, speeding. Failure to check for blind spots is also on the list but 23% of road accidents are mainly due to use of alcohol and illegal drugs. Ingestion of alcohol and use of illegal drugs affects an individuals cognitive state. Driving under the influence of any of these dangerous substance lessens the driver’s reaction time. Hence, accidents become even more imminent. Aside from illegal drugs, over-the-counter medications account for 18% of truck accidents that occur on the road.

In addition, trucks aren’t made for frequent lane changes, making it difficult to maneuver. This difficulty can make it hard for drivers to evade collisions.

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