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Increasing speed limits: Is it a solution to truck wrecks?

A speeding truck is a dangerous truck. These heavy vehicles aren't designed to travel at high speeds. If they do, they could easily go out of control. One problem is that faster vehicles are not as easy to stop. Another issue is that a vehicle traveling quickly might be more prone to jackknifing with sudden movements or stops.

Avoid truck accident fatalities with these tips

Normal-sized vehicles do not stand a chance when they're involved in a collision with a commercial truck. Big rigs are just too heavy and too massive. They will crush the average small car in an instant, leaving catastrophic injuries and death in their wake. This is why it's essential for all commercial truck drivers -- and anyone who is driving on the highway or interstate -- to be on alert at all times to prevent and avoid a collision with a semitruck.

3 ways that trucking companies are liable for accidents

The federal government has created an array of laws that govern the activities of commercial trucking companies and the truck drivers that work for them. This is because of the extreme dangers presented by heavy semitrucks, which move slowly and cannot navigate traffic in an agile way, making semitrucks more prone to being in an accident. In an effort to keep drivers and the numerous people who share the road with them safe, these federal regulations provide rules relating to:

What should you do if you're involved in a truck crash?

You were traveling with family when your worst nightmare happened: A truck driver wasn't paying attention, entered your lane and hit your vehicle. You lost control, and you went off the highway. Fortunately, there was only one major impact, but now you and your family members have injuries to tend to along with damage to your vehicle.

Californian statistics: Crashes and fatalities for 2015

California has a population of over 3.9 million people, as of 2015. Out of that population, there were over 335.5 million miles traveled that same year, the most of any state in the country. It may not be a surprise that there were more fatal crashes in California that year than in any other state. A total of 2,925 fatal crashes took place with 3,176 total fatalities. That makes the death rate for the population around 8.1 people out of every 100,000.

How does weather affect the ability to drive?

Imagine driving down the highway. Suddenly, there's a cloud burst and rain falls. Immediately, you try to brake, but your vehicle starts to slide. Why? The oil and rain have mixed to make the road slick. In your attempt to slow, you swerve and barely miss someone in another lane. Fortunately, you drive away without a crash this time, but it shocked you into slowing down significantly.

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