Truck Safety Facts
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of all NE crashes do NOT involve heavy trucks
of all fatality crashed do NOT involve heavy trucks
As reported by the Highway Safety Division of the Nebraska Department of Roads
- 96% of all crashes do not involve heavy trucks.
- 84% of all fatality crashes do not involve heavy trucks. Trucks are over-represented in fatal crashes due to their large size.
less truck-involved fatalities over the past 10 years
less of truck-involved injuries over the past 10 years
of fatal crashes involve the passenger vehicle rear-ending the truck
of fatal head-on collisions, the passenger encroaches the truck’s lane
As reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
- Over the past decade, the number of truck-involved fatalities has fallen by 28%.
- Over the past decade, the number of truck-involved injuries has fallen by 39%.
- Even with a 39% increase in the number of registered large trucks, truck-involved fatalities have dropped by 27% and injuries by 34% since the rules on driver work hours were changed in 2003.
- Trucks have overall crash rates less than half that of other vehicles.
- In 76% of fatal crashes involving a rear-end collision between a large truck and a passenger vehicle, the passenger vehicle rear-ended the truck.
- In 87% of fatal head-on collisions, the passenger vehicle encroaches into the truck’s lane of travel.
- The trucking industry has a zero tolerance standard for drug and alcohol use. The latest violation rate for alcohol use on the job based on random testing is just two-tenths of one percent (0.2%).