How many truck accidents happen each year?
According to the United States Department of Transportation, the estimated number of yearly truck accidents is:
of truck accidents occur in rural areas
Highest Number of Yearly Truck Accident Fatalities
Nearly 1 in 10 highway deaths occurs in a crash involving a large truck.
68% of truck accidents happen in the day.
32% of truck accidents happen at night.
Leading Causes of Truck Accidents
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CELL PHONE USE
DROWSY OR ASLEEP
EXCESSIVE SPEED OR FAILURE TO YIELD
FAILURE TO STAY IN LANE
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Sources: http://www.truckinfo.net/trucking/stats.htm http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812150.pdf http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/large-trucks/fatalityfacts/large-trucks