Pascoe Law FirmHighway Truck Crashes
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Highway Truck Accident Lawyer
Lawyer for Truck Accidents in Houston, Texas
Common Causes of Highway Truck Crashes
Attorney For Highway Trucking Accidents, Highway Truck Crashes & Lawsuits In Texas
In an effort better understand highway truck crashes, in March of 2006, the U.S. DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration combined their efforts to determine way large truck accidents occur. Sampling almost 1,000 fatal truck crashes between 2001 and 2003 they examined the causes and factors that lead to the highway truck crashes. As a result, the discovered that in many cases the truck driver was at fault was at fault for the accidents.
Some of the common causes the investigation revealed:
- 26% of the truck drivers were using prescription drugs
- 22% were speeding or driving too fast for road conditions
- 17% of the truck drivers were using over-the-counter drugs
- 22% was the result of truck driver fatigue or work-related pressure