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Truck Accidents Causing Fatalities

In 2009, the US saw a marked decrease in large truck and bus-related fatalities. Proponents of revised Hours of Service (HoS) regulations (which govern the number of hours truckers can be on the road in a given day and week), heralded the decrease as evidence that the new rules (which had been constantly fought by the Bush administration) protected not only passenger car occupants, but truck drivers as well (26% fewer truckers died in 2009 than in 2008). However, in 2010, the number of people killed in truck accidents rose by nine percent, to a total of 3484 people killed by large truck accidents.

However, when seen as part of a larger trend, it shows a continued decline in the number of truck-related fatalities. Overall, the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes declined by 25% from 2007 to 2010. Large trucks involved in injury accidents decreased by 23% from 76,000 to 58,000.

Ten-year trends are even more striking, in some ways. The number of large trucks involved in injury accidents dropped by 42%, and the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes decreased by 30%.

Although these trends may cast doubt on the impact of specific changes to HoS rules, one thing is clear: the regulation of the trucking industry continues to reduce the risk of death or injury on the highway due to truck accidents.

Truck accident lawsuits also help to reduce the number of deaths and injury accidents involving large trucks. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one, your lawsuit can get compensation for you and encourage trucking companies to follow safer practices.

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In 2009, the US saw a marked decrease in large truck and bus-related fatalities. Proponents of revised Hours of Service (HoS) regulations (which govern the number of hours truckers can be on the road in a given day and week), heralded the decrease as evidence that the new rules (which had been constantly fought by the Bush administration) protected not only passenger car occupants, but truck drivers as well (26% fewer truckers died in 2009 than in 2008). However, in 2010, the number of people killed in truck accidents rose by nine percent, to a total of 3484 people killed by large truck accidents.

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