Truck Driver Inattention: What Studies Have Found

Published on May 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm in Truck Accidents.

While inattentive or distracted driving is dangerous for all drivers, truck drivers may be especially dangerous when they are inattentive, distracted or simply not paying attention.  Studies have found that truck driver inattention is a common reason for serious truck crashes.  If you have been injured in such a crash, it is important to contact a Kentucky truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

Federal Government Study on Truck Accident Causes

According to the federal government’s Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), truck driver inattention is a critical reason for a truck wreck in 29% of U.S. truck crashes, and an associated reason for a truck wreck in 20% of U.S. truck crashes. The government has found that distracted or inattentive truck drivers rank highest on the danger index for truck accident causes.

Inattention Is the Cause of Many Kentucky Truck Accidents

According to the Kentucky Traffic Collision Facts 2010 Report, inattention was a contributing factor in 3,028, or 37%, of 2010 Kentucky truck accidents. Inattention was, by far, the most common contributing factor in 2010 Kentucky truck wrecks. The state also found inattention to be a contributing factor in 29 2010 fatal Kentucky truck accidents, making it the most common contributing factor in fatal truck accidents that year. 2011 Kentucky truck accident statistics have not yet been released.

Contact a Kentucky Truck Accident Attorney After a Crash

If you have been hurt or have lost a loved one because of a truck driver’s inattention, then it is important to contact a Kentucky truck accident lawyer as soon as possible by calling 270-442-3246.

We also invite you to learn more about your rights after a Kentucky semi-truck crash in our FREE book, Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: What Your Insurance Company Doesn’t Want You to Know and Won’t Tell You Until It’s Too Late.

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