NHTSA's Statistics Show the Highs and Lows of Trucking Accidents

As a Georgia motorist, you should know the rules of the road. But, truck drivers can and will break traffic rules. Accidents happen. So, you also should be aware of some nationwide statistics regarding trucking crashes, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

  • Large trucks were 3.2 times more likely than other vehicles to be struck in the rear in two-vehicle fatal crashes.
  • Only two percent of large truck drivers involved in fatal crashes had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit. During the same period, 23 percent of passenger car drivers, 23 percent of light truck drivers, and 29 percent of motorcycle drivers had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit.
  • While seven percent of truck drivers were likely to have a previous license suspension or revocation, the number was less than half of the 15 percent for passenger car drivers.


These facts show an interesting representation of American truck drivers and trucking accidents. Here in Georgia, we see tractor trailers involved in some kind of accident much too often.

If you are someone who has been involved in such an accident and it was caused by the negligence of the truck driver, you should contact our law firm right away.



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