Must-Know Truck Accidents Statistics [Latest Report]

In this post, we present a compilation of key statistics related to truck accidents from various countries, offering insights into the prevalence and impact of these incidents on road safety. From fatalities and crash rates to geographical trends and comparative data, these statistics shed light on the significant role that trucks play in road accidents across different regions.

Statistic 1

"In 2019, there were 4,119 deaths from truck crashes in the United States."

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Statistic 2

"Trucks were involved in 6.6% of all fatal crashes in Canada in 2017."

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Statistic 3

"In 2017, 54% of fatalities from truck accidents in Australia occurred in regional areas."

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Statistic 4

"Commercial trucks are involved in 2.4% of all car accidents in the United States."

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Statistic 5

"Tractor-trailers are involved in 68% of all fatal truck accidents."

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"In South Africa, trucks are involved in an average of 15% of fatal road accidents."

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Statistic 7

"In 2018, truck crashes accounted for 11.1 percent of all fatal vehicle crashes in the US."

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Statistic 8

"In 2017, 415,000 reported crashes involved commercial vehicles in U.S."

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Statistic 9

"Kentucky saw a 65% increase in the number of fatal truck accidents between 2009 and 2017."

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Statistic 10

"In 2017, 4,889 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, a 9-percent increase from 2016."

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"Large truck drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2018 had the highest percentage (5.3%) of previously recorded crashes compared to other drivers."

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Statistic 12

"Texas leads in fatal truck accidents, with 664 in 2018."

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Statistic 13

"In 2014, 74% of fatal truck accidents occurred on weekdays."

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Statistic 14

"In 2019, 67% of all fatal truck accident victims were car passengers."

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The statistics presented paint a grim picture of the impact of truck accidents on road safety across various countries. The high number of fatalities and the prevalence of truck involvement in fatal crashes highlight the urgent need for measures to enhance trucking regulations, driver training, and road infrastructure. Addressing these issues can potentially reduce the number of truck accidents and save countless lives.

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