When most people think of accidents, most likely, their thoughts only go to car accidents. Since cars outnumber trucks on the road, most commuters never experience truck accidents. That said, if you drive large trucks and tractors but have not had experience with a truck accident before, the YouTube video “How Truck Accidents Are Different Than Car Accidents” looks into how trucking accidents differ from car accidents.
Car accidents can be pretty dangerous, but trucking accidents can be even more dangerous than car accidents because they’re more complex. When trucks are driven at very high speeds and in crowded areas, the chances of an accident due to a collision with another vehicle or object increase greatly.
A truck crash usually causes much more damage than a car due to the size of the vehicle and weight distribution. Trucking accidents can also be fatal if the driver was not wearing their seatbelt or wasn’t driving at a safe speed. There is also the issue of fatigue from long hours on the road when driving a big rig. Also, trucks have a lot more wheels than cars, so there is more potential for one vehicle to hit another from behind.