Spending long hours on the road puts truck drivers at a higher risk for being in an accident. Despite the increased regulations and advanced safety equipment that are intended to reduce the number of accidents, the number trucking accidents continues to increase each year. The Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that 3,986 people died from fatal truck crashes in 2016, which is 134 more than the previous year. But what is more shocking is that the 2016 numbers represent a 22 percent since in fatalities since 2009.
Here are a few things you can do to avoid colliding into cars:
It is everyone’s responsibility to follow the rules of the road. But as a truck driver, you are held to a higher level of accountability. Following these tips can help keep you and the other drivers around you safer.