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How can you improve safety when driving around semi-trucks?

Odds are, any time you take to the Washington roadway, you are going to encounter a commercial truck. Many people are fearful of driving around these massive, heavy vehicles, and if you are among them, your fear may prove warranted. In addition to being hard to see around, semi-trucks are also tough to stop, and there are other inherent dangers associated with driving around them that can increase if drivers are inexperienced or irresponsible.

Can windy conditions cause a truck accident?

Chances are, you are well aware of the different ways that snow and ice can lead to a truck crash or another type of motor vehicle accident. In Kennewick, and in cities all over Washington, these hazards can cause truck drivers to lose control during winter months and interfere with traffic. However, you should also be aware of the potential dangers associated with wind, which could lead to a collision as well.

Why is speeding so dangerous?

You have likely been driving and went over the speed limit in Washington at one point or another. For some, it is a rare accidental occurrence, but others speed intentionally and do it all the time. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding is a dangerous activity that led to the deaths of over 9,000 people in 2014.

Why does it take so long to clean up after a truck accident?

When a large truck is in an accident in Washington, it can shut a roadway down, sometimes for hours. Motorists trying to get around the accident can get upset or annoyed that things are taking so long. They simply want to get to where they are going and cannot understand why cleanup is taking so long. If this sounds like you in this type of situation, then it could help to learn a bit more about why truck accident cleanups can take a long time.

What are the common causes of truck accidents?

Large truck accidents injure and kill a significant number of people every year in the United States. In 2015 alone, 4,311 large trucks were involved in deadly accidents, which is an 8 percent increase from 2014. Sadly, many of these accidents are preventable. By understanding what causes truck accidents, you may be able to avoid becoming the victim of a negligent truck driver.