States with the most fatal truck crashes

May 5, 2023
These 10 states have the highest percentage of fatal crashes that involve large trucks.

Transportation services company Simplex analyzed the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to determine which states had the highest proportion of fatal accidents involving large trucks. It measured the percentage of large trucks involved in fatal crashes compared to all fatal vehicle crashes per state to declare the state with the least percentage of truck incidents as the safest for truck drivers.

The study revealed that Michigan is the safest state for truck drivers on the road, as 4.72% of its fatal crashes involve large trucks. The state has recorded 1,567 vehicles involved in life-threatening crashes and 74 involved large trucks, according to NHTSA.

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Looking at the study, a spokesperson from Simplex commented, “This research offers an interesting insight into which states are lagging behind the goal of making roads safer for truck drivers. It also highlights the need for these states to consider implementing more truck-safe road systems for drivers.

“According to the NHTSA, there are thousands of fatal crashes involving large trucks every year, so this study could alert truck drivers to better prepare when journeying in these particular states.”

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