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Interesting Data on the Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents occur with alarming frequency in Massachusetts.  Due to the size of trucks, these accidents can cause catastrophic injuries to those involved.  Here is some truck accident information provided by Allen Smith over at his truthabouttrucking.com blog:

"Top 10 Causes of Truck Accidents

1. Prescription Drug Use 26%
2. Traveling Too Fast 23%
3. Unfamiliar with Roadway 22%
4. Over-the-counter Drug Use 18%
5. Inadequate Surveillance 14%
6. Fatigue 13%
7. Illegal Maneuver 9%
8. Exterior Distraction 8%
9. Inadequate Evasive Action 7%
10. Aggressive Driving Behavior 7%"