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Does distracted driving contribute to commercial truck crashes?

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When California drivers like you end up in an accident involving commercial trucks, luck is often not in your favor due to the size discrepancy between vehicles. To make matters even worse, a number of these accidents are caused by something completely avoidable: distracted driving. At the Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, JR., we work with you to get to the root cause of your accident and get you the compensation you deserve.

Distracted driving does occur among all types of drivers on the road, and that includes commercial truck drivers. A recent study that surveyed commercial drivers revealed that distracted driving is quite a huge problem, and a big contributor to accidents. Drivers of large commercial vehicles unfortunately let their attention drift from the road just as often as anyone else.

It's already known that the more complex a task is, the higher the chance becomes of that driver getting into an accident. It's also known that any activity that takes your eyes away from the road is very dangerous. This can include:

  • Texting
  • Checking a navigation system
  • Eating
  • Driver fatigue

Due to the pressure truck drivers face to meet certain quotas, it is not uncommon for distracted driving to occur rather than the driver risk time by pulling off to the side of the road for a break. According to the study, up to 71 percent of the crashes that commercial drivers were involved in had some sort of distracted driving.

The problems represented in deadly distracted driving can partially be dealt with by trucking companies emphasizing their dangers and discouraging the drivers from engaging in these behaviors. Unfortunately, the possibility for an accident will always exist. If you have been hit by a distracted truck driver and are seeking advice or information, you may wish to visit our web page, which can be found by clicking the link.

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