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The most frequent truck accident injuries

In fatal collisions between motor vehicles and large trucks, 97 percent of the fatalities are occupants of the former. The following are just some of the most common truck accident injuries that Ohio residents might suffer if they happen to be motor vehicle occupants involved in a truck crash.

How truckers can stem the tide of large truck crash deaths

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the percentage of fatal crashes in Ohio and across the U.S. that involved at least one large truck rose each year from 2015 to 2017, which was the latest year for which complete data was available). Large truck occupant fatalities also rose each year during that period.

NTSB proposes six steps for safer commercial trucking

Truck drivers in Ohio should know that some of the most desired transportation safety changes relate directly to the commercial trucking industry. Six out of the 10 items on the National Transportation Safety Board's 2019-2020 Most Wanted List are proposed improvements to this industry. Below is an outline of those six recommendations.

Speed limiters could reduce large truck crashes

Federal data shows an increase in large truck crash deaths from 2009 to 2017. This surge comes despite the fact that commercial truckers traveled fewer and fewer miles as the eight-year period progressed. Road Safe America, a highway safety non-profit, is now encouraging using automatic emergency braking systems and speed limiters on commercial trucks in Ohio and across the U.S.

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