Dangerous Areas Nationwide
for Truck Accidents

Top 10 Areas for Truck Accidents Nationwide

The Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts (LTBCF) reports from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that the 10 states with the most fatal crashes involving large trucks were:

What Makes These Areas So Dangerous?

Driver Fatigue

Improper Maintenance

Improper Training

Reckless Driving

Driver Inexperience

Design Defects

Greater Highway Traffic

Improperly Loaded Trucks


Tips for Remaining Safe in These Areas

  • Stay out of the four “no-zones” on all four sides of commercial trucks, which are major blind spots for drivers.
  • Avoid tailgating a commercial truck.
  • Be careful when changing lanes in front of commercial trucks.
  • Give commercial trucks greater space than you ordinarily allow other motor vehicles.
  • Always keep the size of commercial trucks in mind, as cutting in front of a large truck and stopping suddenly can lead to a rear-end collision.
  • Always anticipate wider turns with commercial trucks and give drivers the space they need to complete turns.
  • Exercise patience when traveling behind commercial trucks, as they can take time to accelerate.
  • Stay focused and try to avoid any distractions that will take your attention off of driving.
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