SPEEDING-RELATED MULTI-VEHICLE FATAL CRASHES INVOLVING LARGE TRUCKS

Speeding reduces a driver's ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway, extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a dangerous situation. The danger is heightened when the speeding vehicle is either a large truck or some other vehicle in its vicinity, given the distances required for large trucks to stop or to react to sudden changes on the roadway. This Analysis Brief presents findings on the extent to which speeding - driving in excess of the speed limit or driving too fast for conditions - plays a role in multi-vehicle fatal crashes involving large trucks (over 10,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating).

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Analysis Brief
    • Publisher: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00789177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MCRT-00-004,, HS-042 968
  • Files: HSL, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2000 12:00AM