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Semi Truck Crash in Polk County

Safety tech could reverse deadly increase in truck accidents

Advocates with Road Safe America say that speed limiters and automatic emergency brakes could cut down on the number of accidents involving commercial trucks in North Carolina or any other state. Fatal truck wrecks became more common between 2009 and 2017, according to federal data. In fact, 35,882 large truck crash victims lost their lives during that period.

Tractor-Trailer crash on I 26 in Asheville

Crash Involving Woodfin Police and Semi Truck

Serious accidents involving dump trucks are on the rise

North Carolina residents may be interested in learning some facts pertaining to accidents involving dump trucks. Industry and federal regulators have worked together to minimize accidents by limiting driver fatigue as well as taking advantage of modern technology to keep a close watch on what happens to drivers while they are on the road.

Crash Involving Two Semi Trucks in Buncombe County

Tractor Trailer Overturned in Haywood County

Fatal Semi Truck Crash in Marion

Inspectors sideline nearly 5,000 trucks for brake violations

Commercial trucks in North Carolina and elsewhere are required to meet certain safety standards to prevent accidents. However, a recent inspection blitz by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance found that around 14 percent of trucks are riding around with serious braking issues.

Fighting distracted driving among truck drivers

Distracted driving poses a major threat to roadway safety in North Carolina. When truck drivers are distracted, however, the risks can be even greater. People in passenger vehicles are at a much greater risk of severe injury and even fatalities in crashes that involve large trucks. In one AAA study, 88 percent of respondents said that distracted driving is the biggest danger on American roads today.

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