Truck Accident Facts from the US Dept of Transportation
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Source: NHTSA's National Center for Statistics and AnalysisDocument: DOT HS 810 805 (Updated March 2008), Traffic Safety Facts
The U.S. Department of Transportation - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Center for Statistics and Analysis has published a document that outlines truck accident facts for the year 2006 (updated for 2008). This document contains important facts and figures involving large truck accidents and is illustrated with many charts, tables and graphs.
The report covers truck accidents involving fatalities and non-fatalities. Some of the data covers multiple vehicle crashes and passenger cars. At the end of the report is a large table with a state by state break down of large truck accidents involving fatalities.
Also taken into account are statistics where the truck driver had a previous driving record (involving recorded crashes, DWI convictions, speeding convictions and/or recorded suspensions or revocations) or the truck accidents involved blood alcohol levels of .08 or higher.
These are some of the important facts (for year 2006):
In collisions involving a large truck, one out of nine resulted in a traffic fatality
Large trucks were 2.7 times more likely than other vehicles to be struck in the rear in fatal crashes involving two-vehicles
One percent of the drivers of large trucks involved in fatal crashes in 2006 had blood alcohol levels above .08
Drivers of large trucks were less likely to have a previous license suspension or revocation than were passenger car drivers
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