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Drowsy truck driving can be prevented, and it should be.

Trucker fatigue is a serious problem among truck drivers. They work long hours, and many take breaks for only a short period to nap or get something to eat. While the law allows them to drive for 11 hours straight and to work for 14 hours each day (three of which have to be parked/not in the vehicle), this is still a long work day that could result in collisions due to fatigue.

Pedestrian-truck crash leads to death.

Trucks, whether commercial or consumer grade, have the potential to cause serious harm in a crash. These vehicles weigh more than other types of motor vehicles on the road and are often larger. When an accident involves a pedestrian and truck, it's highly likely that the pedestrian will die from his or her injuries.

Damage on the highway: What is a trucker responsible for?

If you have a crack on your windshield, you're probably one of many who have traveled behind a large commercial vehicle. These vehicles are well-known to cause damage to others by picking up rocks on the pavement. Staying back a distance helps, but there's still the risk of damage.

Jackknifed trucks are a danger on the roads

Have you ever seen a semitruck jackknife on the road? That happens when the cab and trailer wind up going in two directions and look much like a folded pocketknife -- in a V- or L-shape. Jackknifing trucks present real road hazards to the trucks' drivers and others who share the roads with them. Learn how you can be safer on the roads this winter around these big rigs.

3 injured in crash after driver fails to stop

Particularly in the summer, it's important to watch the roads and to look out for construction teams, slowed traffic, red lights and other indications that you need to slow down or stop. When you don't slow or stop when you are meant to, there's a possibility that you could cause a serious collision.

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