Because many of the worst automobile crashes involve big rigs, it's not surprising that government and state agencies devote many resources to safety initiatives to help prevent them. The size and typical use of these 18-wheelers can create dangerous situations for passenger vehicles, and there are higher standards applied to truck drivers and trucking companies as a result. Victims involved in truck crashes are often in need of substantial compensation to recover.
One man is dead following a collision between a garbage truck and a Hyundai Elantra in New Jersey. The accident, which took place on Wednesday, Nov. 12, is under investigation by police and the prosecutor's office, according to reports.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) serves several important functions. In addition to investigating major transportation accidents including airplane, train, marine and major highway accidents, this independent federal agency regularly forwards both Congress and other federal agencies recommendations on how to improve the nation’s travel-related safety.
American motorists have plenty of reasons to worry when they get behind the wheel and set off on a journey of any length. In addition to poor road conditions, construction and inclement weather, motorists must remain constantly vigilant because others may be driving while drunk, distracted, fatigued or enraged. And unfortunately, a recent report indicates that motorists have one more reason to worry for their own safety when traveling.