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Steps drivers can take to prevent an accident

From 2015 to 2017, the number of large truck occupant fatalities increased each year, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Furthermore, the number of fatalities and fatal accidents increased during this time period. However, the FMCSA acknowledged that crashes in Arizona and elsewhere generally have many factors. Therefore, the truckers were not singled out as the sole reason why this increase has taken place. This doesn't mean that there aren't steps that truckers can take to keep themselves safe.

Road Safe America touts the benefits of speed limiters

Citing federal data on large truck crash deaths, the highway safety group Road Safe America is once again calling for truck fleet owners to use speed limiters. Truckers in Arizona should know that 35,882 individuals died in large truck crashes between 2009 and 2017 (the latest year for which there is data).

Statistics indicate disturbing truck crash trend

Arizona motorists may have more reasons to be concerned about serious truck accidents. Statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) indicate that certain kinds of large truck accidents are on the rise, and the consequences can be particularly dangerous for other drivers and passengers on the roads. The size and weight of large trucks often mean that an impact is devastating for smaller motor vehicles and pedestrians.

CVSA finds violations during Brake Safety Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance ran an inspection spree as part of its Brake Safety Week in September, inspecting 35,080 vehicles in Arizona and other states as well as in Canada. The inspections were conducted on commercial vehicles, and brake violations requiring removal from service were found in 14.1 percent of them. According to the CVSA, 4,955 vehicles were placed out of service during Brake Safety Week 2018.

Fatigue, distraction major dangers behind the wheel

When truck drivers get behind the wheel in Arizona, they could be at risk for fatigue and other forms of distraction. While these apply to all drivers of different types of vehicles, the consequences can be particularly devastating when large trucks are involved. Fatigued drivers can cause serious crashes, and people in other vehicles or pedestrians are at a much higher risk of injury or death when involved in a collision with a semi-truck.

Company uses cameras and AI to track driving

Some Arizona truck drivers might be operating vehicles that have artificial intelligence-based analytics and a camera installed on the vehicle. According to the owner of the company that supplies the technology, even though truck drivers usually do not like this kind of surveillance, the feedback on this has been positive.

Roadside inspections sideline thousands of trucks and drivers

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) routinely performs roadside inspections on trucks and other large vehicles as they go through Arizona and other states. The most recent round of inspections resulted in more than 10,000 trucks and buses being taken out of service by inspectors because of various violations. During the multi-day spree, nearly 70,000 roadside inspections were conducted. The results personally affected more than 2,500 vehicle drivers. However, this equals less than 2 percent of the total drivers.

Brake Safety Week scheduled for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year's Brake Safety Week will be held from Sept. 16 to 22. Therefore, all commercial truckers in Arizona should be prepared for possible inspections. This annual inspection spree is meant to enforce brake safety guidelines by putting those who commit a vehicle- or driver-related violation out of service. Without properly installed and maintained brakes, CMV drivers are more likely to get into crashes.

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