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What can you do to prevent truck accidents?

On Illinois highways, motorists share the road with tractor trailers and other heavy vehicles. The variation in size and weight of all the vehicles on the roads can create unique hazards, and no one knows that better than you, if you are a semitruck driver. Your vehicle is bigger and heavier than many others, so what can you do to prevent truck accidents and keep everyone safer?

FMCSA identifies gap in rule

The thought of being hit by a drunk or a drugged driver is an understandably worrisome one for Illinois residents. If that drunk or drugged driver happens to be operating a semi truck, dump truck or other very large and heavy commercial vehicle, your concerns may well be even greater than if they were driving a passenger car. The weight and size of these vehicles can definitely increase the serious nature of the consequences of such crashes.

Why speeding is so dangerous for Illinois drivers

Almost everyone on the road speeds from time to time, and while often nothing happens, there are instances when it can be incredibly dangerous. Speeding is a seemingly benign behavior that can actually have a detrimental impact on others. In fact, driving too fast is one of the leading causes of car accidents.

Making the case for strong underride guards

Illinois passenger vehicle occupants are at high risk of catastrophic injury or death if they crash into the back or side of a huge 18-wheeler. As reported by Forbes, the bottom of the trailer is so high off the ground that the passenger vehicle slides underneath it in a crash rather than stopping at the moment of impact.

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