Five vehicles Collide on Old Bainbridge Road in Tallahassee
TALLAHASSEE, FL- Wctv.tv writes that five vehicles were involved in a wreck on US 27 this week. Police in Leon County stated that the incident occurred in the afternoon. According to witnesses, one of the vehicles involved was a smaller semi-truck.*
Across the United States, crash-related deaths are on the decline. Vehicle occupants in passenger cars are less likely to be killed, largely because of technology in newer cars that is helping motorists avoid collisions. When it comes to crashes involving large trucks, the risks are continuing to increase. Newer models of trucks are being outfitted with technology that is designed to prevent accidents in the same way that systems are working in smaller cars. However, the benefits are already paying off for cars and other passenger vehicles, while the improvements are not as apparent in commercial trucks. Large trucks present numerous risks to others on the roadway. As the biggest motor vehicles on the road, trucks are a threat to the safety of people in smaller vehicles. In addition, trucks are challenging to operate. They are unwieldy vehicles that cannot make sudden reactive maneuvers.
Another issue is that drivers in large trucks often travel for extended amounts of time. The law permits these motorists to drive for up to eleven hours in one stretch. Driver fatigue sets in much sooner, and studies indicate that truck drivers’ risk of being in a crash increasing significantly once they have spent about eight hours straight on the road.
When it comes to traveling on the road with semi-trucks, drivers would be wise to give the larger vehicles plenty of space.
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Sources:https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Crash-causes-part-of-Old-Bainbridge-Road-to-close-567847381.html and https://www.iihs.org/topics/large-trucks and https://www.nhtsa.gov/press-releases/roadway-fatalities-2018-fars