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What is the impact of speeding when truck crashes happen?

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2022 | Injuries |

When thinking about the factors that potentially lead to a crash, speeding may come to mind.

Learning about the way it contributes to injuries on the road and how serious this problem is can help you.

Loss of control

According to the United States Department of Transportation, an angry driver who chooses to break the speed limit may ram into other cars or sideswipe them more often. When a trucker is concentrating on other worries or thoughts more than what is in front of them, it can put everyone on the road in danger.

The faster a truck goes, the less control the driver has over the vehicle. Making small changes in direction at high speeds impacts the vehicle more than it would at lower speeds.

Decreased awareness

When speeding, the people and vehicles surrounding a truck may appear to go by faster and require the driver to be more aware of what is going on in order to avoid an accident. This shortened reaction time means that every turn or movement of the wheel matters more.

When these drivers break the speed limit while in any weather conditions that could potentially be dangerous, such as rain or snow, it can also influence the likelihood of a crash.

Less distance to react

The distance between when the driver first realizes they need to stop and when they actually come to a stop may not be enough if the trucker is speeding.

Realizing how risky it is when truckers speed can help you if you are dealing with the aftermath of an accident.