Crash and learn: Study offers truck accident data

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  1. chico9696

    chico9696 Light Load Member

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    Crash and learn: Study offers truck accident data

    Over the past several years, the number of large trucks on our roadways has continued to increase. Along with the growing number of miles driven by truckers has come an overall increase in crash rates and truck-related crash deaths. We have collected and analyzed three years worth of fatal crash data to make this the most comprehensive collection of truck accident statistics and facts on the Internet.

    While the NHTSA cannot provide any concrete reasons why the trend upward has continued as it has when it comes to fatalities on the road, the fact that there simply are more vehicles traveling more miles than ever before. Far too many of us are distracted drivers, people who still do not use seatbelts, pedestrians who do not pay attention to our surroundings, and who don’t always stay alert to the host of other contributing factors around us every day.

    Each year, both fatal crashes and total fatalities increased – with an 11.4 percent increase in fatal truck crashes and a 10.5 percent increase in fatalities in 2017 over those in 2015.

    2015
    3,468
    FATAL CRASHES
    3,914
    FATALITIES

    2016
    3,645
    FATAL CRASHES
    4,080
    FATALITIES

    2017
    3,865
    FATAL CRASHES
    4,326
    FATALITIES
     
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  2. tscottme

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    How much did the fleet count increase and the fleet mileage increase?
     
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    I noticed they left out an important factor. What percentage of those accidents were at night. When I was getting training at CR England, they claimed that 80% of trucking accidents were at night. Also left out of the story was if the number of trucks on the road had remained the same. Or did the increase follow by the amount of drivers that increased each year.
     
  4. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Although its not PC to say this, every year we have more foreign truck drivers that come from countries where saftey isnt a big priorty.
     
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  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Lol. Read the first bullet point in the link. :)
     
  6. tinytim

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    Crashes per mile traveled are up and most fatal crashes do not occur at night.

    From 2016 to 2017, large truck and bus fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled by all motor vehicles increased by 6.8 percent, from 0.146 to 0.156.
    Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2017


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  7. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    That’s something you ‘say’.

    You’d have to have them break down immigration status by drivers involved in fatality crashes and compare the numbers.

    I doubt you’ll find anything out of the ordinary, but I could be wrong.

    Most folks don’t plan to get into a fatal accident when they get out of bed in the morning.
     
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  8. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Well - that contradicts the first set of numbers. I’m confused now.
     
  9. bryan21384

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    You absolutely right. It's not just politically incorrect to say that. Its just incorrect, and irrelevant. They know the rules of running here just like we do. Regardless of where you come from, if you speed, there will be greater risk. If you're poorly trained, there's greater risk. If you don't know when to pull over if you're tired, greater risk.
     
  10. tinytim

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    What contradiction?
     
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