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  • Sharing the Road Safely with Large Trucks Occupants of a car, usually the driver, sustain 78 percent of all fatalities in traffic accidents involving large trucks. Here are several tips in which you can share the road safely with these vehicles.
  • Interacting Safely with Commercial Motor Vehicles The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its affiliate program, TACT (Targeting Aggressive Cars and Trucks) attempts to curtail aggressive driving and unsafe driving characteristics that increases commercial motor vehicle-related crashes, injuries and fatalities.
  • Florence Truck Accident Attorney - Horry County Truck Accident Lawyer The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) to examine the reasons for serious crashes involving large trucks (trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating over 10,000 pounds). From the 120,000 large truck crashes that occurred between April 2001 and December 2003, a nationally representative sample was selected. Each crash in the LTCCS sample involved at least one large truck and resulted in a fatality or injury. The total LTCCS sample of 963 crashes involved 1,123 large trucks and 959 motor vehicles that were not large trucks. The 963 crashes resulted in 249 fatalities and 1,654 injuries. Of the 1,123 large trucks in the sample, 77 percent were tractors pulling a single semi-trailer, and 5 percent were trucks carrying hazardous materials. Of the 963 crashes in the sample, 73 percent involved a large truck colliding with at least one other vehicle. If you have been involved in an accident involving a truck, call Dirk J. Derrick and The Derrick Law Firm. Serving Horry, Florence and Dillon Counties. 843-248-7486