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Number of fatal truck accidents increases

The large size of trucks, especially compared to passenger cars, can be deadly in crashes. This fact makes a recent report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration even more alarming. The FMCSA found that deadly large truck accidents rose in this country in 2016, the last year that statistics are available.

Stopping truckers from changing their colors

Safety ratings are used to help prevent truck accidents by preventing trucking companies with poor ratings from continuing operations. Trucking and bus companies with unsatisfactory records, however, try to escape their unsafe records by closing and then reopening under a new carrier name.

Bill intended to stop under-ride truck crash deaths

Because of their smaller size, a car and its occupants lose in a crash with a larger truck. The results are particularly deadly in an under-side crash when a car sides under a truck's body. Bi-partisan legislation was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate to help prevent these truck accidents.

Truck crash deaths rose last year

Ohio accidents involving large truck may be particularly deadly, especially for occupants of smaller passenger vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's report on vehicles crashes for 2016, accordingly, is alarming. The NHTSA found that fatalities from truck accidents rose in 2016.

A look at spinal cord injuries resulting from truck accidents

A few weeks ago, we spoke about the severity of truck accidents and the how a collision with an 18-wheeler could lead to serious injuries. A common injury in truck accidents in Ohio are spinal cord injuries, which could be catastrophic to a victim. Over one third of all spinal cord injuries nationwide occur from motor vehicle accidents, according to statistics from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.

Do not underestimate the dangers of trucks on the roads

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of things we all take for granted every day. Many of these things are relatively harmless, others less so, but until we experience or hear about the potential dangers around the things we take for granted, they often never even enter our minds. Take trucks, for example.

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