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Stopping crashes: Victims need hope following collisions

Reducing and eliminating truck accidents is on the minds of many, especially those who fell victim to crashes or who lost loved ones in them. One of the most serious questions people ask is if there is really a way to stop these crashes from happening.

The answer is a resounding yes, but it takes cooperation and planning. For the most part, it's necessary to determine why trucks crash. Then, what happens afterward needs to be discussed.

For instance, imagine what would happen if a person could lose his or her job for causing a crash instead of receiving a citation or no penalty at all. He or she would be more cautious, certainly, and pose less of a threat.

Another thing people have to consider is the weather conditions. Truck drivers often face difficult schedules that make them drive through conditions they probably shouldn't. Getting companies to recognize the danger of those actions could help reduce the number of trucks on the roads in inclement conditions.

Finally, simply being less distracted can help in so many ways. Drivers, both in passenger vehicles and trucks, have to pay attention to the roads instead of getting distracted by their phones or other electronics. Even eating behind the wheel is a hazard if you drop something or are only using one hand to steer.

Stopping crashes is necessary, and with some persistence, possible. Our site has more information on what you should do if you're involved in a trucking crash as a victim who has lost a loved one or been hurt yourself.

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