Large trucks and buses account for 13% of the traffic fatalities. This percentage may seem small, but the aftermath that large truck crashes can leave is huge.
Fatalities in Crashes Involving Large Trucks by State:
- Texas: 649
- California: 361
- Florida: 292
- Georgia: 214
- Pennsylvania: 167
- North Carolina: 164
- Ohio: 164
- Illinois: 149
- Indiana: 138
- New York: 121
The ten states listed above share 51% of fatal crashes. Fatal crashes involving large trucks often occur in rural areas and on Interstate highways. The states listed serve as a hub for accidents because their highways are known to regularly transport large cargo.
How can I avoid getting in an accident with an 18-wheeler?
Even the best drivers get into accidents. However, there are tips you can implement on the road to lessen your chances of getting hurt by an 18-wheeler or bus:
- Avoid sudden movement: Be careful to not make any drastic movements around trucks. Withhold from making sudden lane changes.
- Don’t make sudden stops: Unlike most of the vehicles on our roads, trucks do not have the capability to stop on a dime. Avoid stopping in front of an 18-wheeler.
- Keep your distance: Make it a point to safely keep your distance from 18-wheelers due to their inability to see all parts of the road. When a truck is making a turn, steer clear. Additionally, never pull out in front of a large truck.
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