What our Tennessee truck accident attorneys want you to know
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), more
commercial truck and bus drivers were found to be using their safety belts in 2009 than in previous
years. Included in the study were 20,818 drivers operating both medium and large commercial
vehicles. Also, 827 roadside sites nationwide were surveyed.
The report estimates that
seventy-four percent of commercial truck and bus drivers are now using safety belts, as opposed to
sixty-five percent of drivers who were taking the same safety precaution in 2007.
will this impact trucking safety?
injury lawyers have all too often seen the devastating consequences when driver seat belts are
not worn. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the
needless deaths and injuries that result from not using seat belts cost society approximately
twenty-six billion dollars per year for medical care, lost productivity, and other
injury-related costs. The average inpatient costs for traffic crash victims who did not use
seat belts, including truck drivers, were fifty-percent higher than for victims who did use seat
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