Thursday, April 13, 2006

Driver Behavior Causes Most Truck Crashes

Truck involved crashes due to driver error ...

"Drivers of large trucks and other vehicles involved in truck crashes are 10 times more likely to be the cause of the crash than other factors such as weather, road conditions and vehicle performance, according to a new study released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

"This study makes it clear that we need to spend more time addressing driver behavior, as well as making sure trucks and buses are fit for the road," FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg said. "The multitude of data now available will allow us to analyze specific areas of behavior and work with our industry and safety partners to develop an agenda on driver safety that will improve commercial motor vehicle driver performance."

The "Large Truck Crash Causation Study" was commissioned by FMCSA to review the causes of, and contributing factors to, crashes involving commercial motor vehicles. While previous data focused on specific crashes and/or individual causes of crashes, this study was the first nationwide examination of all pre-crash factors, according to the agency."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Chuck said...

Maybe so. This article also dwells on truck crashes and is focused on developing awareness. I think it is a good thing.

6:52 PM  

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