This is an advertisement.

Where do fatigue-related truck crashes often happen?

Truck drivers getting or staying behind the wheel when drowsy can create major safety hazards out on the roads. Drowsiness can greatly cut into truckers’ driving skills. This sometimes results in drowsy driving crashes.

Where are such truck accidents most likely to occur? A recent study looked into this.

The study looked at fatigue-related commercial motor vehicle accidents that occurred on certain interstates and parkways here in Kentucky between 2005 and 2014. All of them involved an at-fault CMV driver.

The researchers found that, generally, the farther locations are from rest options, the more likely fatigue-related CMV crashes are. For example, in areas over 40 miles from rest options, such accidents were almost seven times more likely. Rest options include rest areas, truck stops and weigh stations that have rest havens.

Given these findings, one wonders if increasing the number of rest option spots in Kentucky would lead to big decreases in drowsy driving truck accidents.

The study also found that fatigue-related crashes were more likely on parkways than interstates. This might be connected to parkways generally having fewer rest options.

The study also looked into when such accidents are most common. Perhaps unsurprisingly, drowsy driving CMV crashes were found to be more common at night.

Drowsy driving accidents involving trucks can cause substantial harm to other motorists. Now, when a person has suffered injuries due to a trucker being drowsy at the wheel, there can be many complex issues to navigate regarding the pursuit of fair compensation. What is done in response to such issues can be very impactful. So, knowledgeable guidance can be a key thing for individuals to seek out when pursuing compensation in relation to drowsy driving truck crashes.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Get A Free Case Evaluation In Many Areas Of Law

Let's Get To Know Each Other

To schedule an appointment, call 859-795-4243 or fill out our secure online form tot he right. Our office is located in Florence, Kentucky, and we work with clients throughout the surrounding area.

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Serving Northern Kentucky Since 1972

Schedule a free consultation to learn more about working with us: 859-795-4243.

Monohan & Blankenship - Florence Lawyer

7711 Ewing Boulevard #100
Florence, KY 41042

Phone: 859-795-4243
Fax: 859-283-5155
Florence Law Office Map