Truck Accident FAQ

What's the leading cause of truck accidents?

According to studies conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the top causes of truck accidents include:

  • Brake problems
  • Driver who is traveling too fast for the conditions
  • Driver is unfamiliar with the roadway
  • Problems with the road itself
  • Over-the-counter drug use by the truck driver
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Truck driver makes an illegal maneuver.

When do most fatal crashes occur?

According to statistics from the Virginia Highway Safety Office, the number of fatal accidents by day of the week are:

  • Saturday (most)
  • Sunday
  • Friday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Monday
  • Thursday (least)

The largest number of fatal crashes in a given week occurs between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Where is a truck's "no zone" or "blind spot"?
Motorists typically think of a truck's blind spot as being to the left of the truck. Actually, trucks have blind spots on all four sides: left, right, front and back, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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