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California Truck Accident Information

California has special laws that apply to auto or truck accidents. In fact, California is one of only 10 states that has changed its laws to impose a slower speed limit for large trucks and other commercial vehicles. Large trucks (tractor-trailers, single-unit trailers, and some cargo vans weighing more than 10,000 pounds) account for many of the large truck accidents that occur every year on California highways.

In 2003 alone, over 450,000 large trucks were involved in crashes. Many factors can contribute to these incidents, including poor driving conditions, truck braking problems, and driver fatigue. In a recent survey, for example, almost 20% of truckers admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at least once in the previous three-month period. Truck driver fatigue is a troublesome factor in large truck crashes.

In 2004, over 5000 people died as a result of truck accidents and collisions, a rise of 4 percent from 2003. 15 percent of these fatalities were the drivers themselves, while 72 percent were automobile occupants. The remaining 13 percent were motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Crash statistics have shown that at least 20% of large truck accidents are due to some form of driver negligence. Following are some common causes of truck accidents: