Recent data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals large trucks are more dangerous than ever.
Facing an increase in the number of people killed each year in collisions with tractor-trailers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiated regulatory changes in 2011. Targeting the fatigue often underpinning fatal truck accidents, the rule revisions came into full effect on July 1, 2013. The changes include the following:
The FMCSA also highlighted the dangers of sleep apnea, a sleeping and respiratory disorder that claims lives by causing drowsy driving. These facts are of particular importance to long-haul truck drivers:
Fatalities from large truck accidents rose 3.7 percent in 2012. If you are sharing the road with a big rig, steer clear. And if you are injured in a truck accident in North Carolina, talk to experienced legal counsel.
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