The dangers of distracted driving are real, so it's important that you always pay close attention to the road and vehicles around you. Remaining alert at all times will go a long way in keeping you safe, even when other drivers aren't taking as much caution.
Analyzing the years 2015 to 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that each of those years saw an increase in the percentage of fatal crashes that involved large trucks. Each of the three years also saw a rise in large truck occupant fatalities and in the percentage of fatal work zone crashes that involve large trucks. Trucker negligence may play a significant role in this trend both in Pennsylvania and in other states.
Road Safe America, a highway safety non-profit organization, is urging commercial truck fleet owners in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. to utilize vehicle safety technology like automatic emergency braking. This system, which alerts drivers to slow-moving or stationary objects and applies the brakes when drivers do not react in time, can help prevent crashes.
Regardless of how careful you are, there's no surefire way to prevent a slip-and-fall accident. Even if you're familiar with the store or building, you could quickly find yourself on the floor and wondering what went wrong.