INDIANA – A new study reveals that Indiana is the ninth most dangerous state for truck drivers in the United States.
The research carried out by premier transportation services Simplex, analyzed the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It measured the percentage of large trucks involved in fatal crashes in 2020 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.
Indiana is the ninth most dangerous state for large truck drivers, with 11.80% of total life-endangering crashes involving large trucks. The study showed148 out of 1,254 vehicles associated with a life-threatening crash were large trucks. This was observed in NHTSA’S 2020 data.
Wyoming proves to be the most dangerous state for truck drivers, with 33 of the state’s 174 fatal vehicle crashes involving large trucks in the year of 2020. This equates to 18.97% of the state’s total crashes involving large trucks.
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.”
The study was conducted by Simplex, a premier transportation service offering comprehensive trucking company compliance solutions.
|THE LEAST-SAFE STATES IN THE US FOR TRUCK DRIVERS|
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