The drivers of semitrailers and commercial vehicles are behind the wheels of vehicles that are larger and heavier than other types of vehicles on the road. In an accident, a truck can cause significant damage and injuries, and truckers have a specific responsibility to drive safely. While Texas truck accidents are often the result of careless driving, distraction and speeding, a safety group recently released findings that reveal drug use could be a significant problem in the trucking industry.
As schools begin to let out for the year, more novice teen drivers will take to the streets. Statistics show that teens are more likely to be in a fatal accident than any other age group. In fact, since 2014, there have been nearly 3,500 deaths from crashes involving teen drivers.
Large trucks and semitrailers play a crucial role in the economy in Texas. There are thousands of trucks on the roads at any given time, and every driver should learn how to safely share the road. Each person behind the wheel should be aware of how they can avoid truck accidents by practicing certain habits and committing to be as safe as possible.