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Motor vehicles maintain a very important role in society. They not only assist with the transportation of individuals to and from their destinations, but they also help with the transportation of shipments. Large trucks, such as semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks, are extremely valuable in Missouri and elsewhere when it comes to intrastate and interstate commerce. While there are many benefits for these large vehicles, there are also several risks on the roadways caused by their constant travel throughout the nation.

Will they ease the hours of service rule for truck drivers?

While some drivers are faced with long commutes to work or for business, this often does not compare to the length of time truck drivers spend on the roadways. Driving a large motor vehicle across the state or several states is commonplace for truck drivers in Missouri and elsewhere; however, it is always a job that comes with many risks no matter how many years of experience a driver has.

Truck driver fatigue a concern with proposed easing of rules

Trucks will frequently go through Missouri as drivers get from one area of the nation to the other to make deliveries. These large vehicles can be a worry for those who share the road with them. Their size and speed are just part of the problem. Drivers might be under the influence, behave recklessly, be negligent or there could be an issue with the vehicle itself. All can cause a truck accident. Another problem that is common with truckers is truck driver fatigue. Rules from the Department of Transportation regulating how long drivers can drive at a single sitting are in place to prevent fatigue. However, the Trump administration is planning to ease the rules. This is sparking fear of drowsy drivers causing accident.

Truck accidents could be due to rampant driver drug use

Truck safety is a common concern for Missourians who share the road with these large vehicles. This stems from the speeds at which they travel, the distances drivers must cover and the possibility of negligence, truck driver fatigue, distraction and being under the influence causing a crash. Industry experts are aware of the problems that trucks pose and seek to educate lawmakers and the public on the risks. After a truck accident, people who have been hurt or lost a loved one should know about the possibility that driver behavior was a cause as this can be a key factor in a legal filing.

Research shows distracted truck driver issues can multiply

Large trucks are a constant on the road in Missouri. Since these vehicles must share the road with passenger vehicles, it is natural for those in the smaller vehicles to be wary of them. The potential for serious injury and death when there is a truck accident is significant. That makes it increasingly risky when there is a distracted truck driver. Recent research from the analytics provider Lytx says that the problem of distracted truckers may be worse than previously thought. This information can be critical when seeking compensation through a legal filing.

Truck accident statistics show worrisome increase in fatalities

Missourians are fully aware of the dangers of the road. A major factor in these risks is the presence of large trucks. Delivery trucks move commerce back and forth across the nation, provide jobs and are key factors in the economy. Since Missouri is centrally located, it is a hub for trucks. Unfortunately, along with the benefits come certain risks. Being in a semi-truck crash often leads to terrible consequences for those in smaller vehicles. Understanding the statistics is imperative to seeking methods to reduce these accidents.

Safety technology still lacking to reduce truck accidents

Missouri drivers who see large trucks sharing the road with them and wince at the prospect of a crash and its aftermath have reason to be concerned. Not only do these vehicles travel at significant speeds, go great distances, and are controlled by drivers who might be experiencing fatigue, but there are ingrained issues regarding truck safety that are not being addressed. For those who have been injured in a truck accident or lost a loved one because of one, it is wise to understand the various factors that contribute to these crashes.

Latest truck accident data shows increase in number of deaths

The roads in Saint Peters and across Missouri will inevitably have trucks sharing the road with conventional vehicles. Since trucks are so common, many people treat them as if they are part of the background and do not think about the dangers of an accident. Despite this, the risk is still present and a crash with a truck can lead to severe injuries or death. Because these vehicles are so large and fast, any impact will be exponentially worse than they are with a smaller vehicle. The tracking of statistics for truck accidents can be beneficial for trying to avoid future trucking accidents.

Speeding drivers, other risky behavior can cause a truck accident

Missourians who encounter large trucks on the road might be intimidated by their size and the speeds at which they travel. It can be scary to share the road with these large vehicles and imagine the aftermath of a crash with one of them. Since they dwarf conventional vehicles, a truck accident can lead to serious injury and death. While some accidents are unavoidable due to circumstances, others happen due to truck driver behavior. When there is a trucking accident, the reason it occurred can be a key factor in a claim for compensation. Research can help to determine why these incidents occur.

After a truck accident, a lawsuit can recover damages

Trucks are such a prominent sight on the roads of Saint Peters and throughout Missouri that people will not even think about the possible risks that accompany them. Given that these vehicles are so large, travel at high speeds, and have drivers who might not be as vigilant about the law and regulations as they should be, there is always the chance that there will be a truck accident.

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