Every year, around half a million crashes involve 18-wheelers in the United States. This large amount of incidents have prompted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to undertake a new study to help determine the causes of truck crashes. The last time FMCSA released a truck accident causation study was back in 2007. This updated study will update our insight into the reason large truck accidents occur and will help prevent innocent people from being harmed by them. These accidents can be extremely complicated, and it’s hard to determine a single cause for a crash. However, the FMCSA has coded each accident into three categories. Critical events, critical reasons, and associated factors.
While coding the accidents was useful for studying the nature of crashes, it wasn’t very helpful in stopping them. The new study aims to look for common factors associated with truck crashes and provide insight to prevent more from happening in the future. This new study will consider the changes in technology and vehicle safety. On top of this, it will examine driver behavior. With the increase in distracted driving, this will be an important component of the study.
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