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Top Ten Causes of Tractor Trailer Accidents

Vehicle accident injuries still remain the leading cause of personal injuries. Due to their massive size and heavy weights, tractor-trailers are known to cause serious damages and oftentimes death. Approximately half a million trucking accidents occur every year in the Untied States. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision.According to the DOT the top causes of tractor-trailer accidents are:Drug use from prescription or illicit drugs. Speeding. Unfamiliar areas of travel. Misuse of over-the-counter medications. Failure to check/re-check blind spots. Driver fatigue. Illegal maneuvers, like failing to use a turn signal. Distracted driving. Attempting...

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