Truck Accidents Are On The Rise Nationally

Truck fatalities are on the rise nationally despite sophisticated warning systems, automatic braking systems, and other crash avoidance sensors. Comedian Tracy Morgan was hit in New Jersey by a Walmart truck which had all the latest and greatest safety features. How does a large truck with forward radar sensors hit a row of cars you may ask? The answer is typically a distracted truck driver or, as believed in this wreck, driver fatigue. The National Transportation Safety Board believes increased hours on the road have led to a recent increase in truck accident fatalities. The Tracy Morgan wreck is likely to refocus scrutiny on big rig accidents.

Source: In wake of Tracy Morgan crash, rising truck fatalities lead to new scrutiny

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